[NAFEX] critters stealing tomatoes

Caren Kirk quirky at videotron.ca
Mon Sep 12 14:02:08 EDT 2011


  Definitely sounds like ground hogs to me. Happened to me about 3 years 
ago. They loved my tomatoes. We trapped the offenders and that was the 
end of that!

Caren Kirk
St Jerome, QC

On 9/12/2011 10:49 AM, Michele Stanton wrote:
> This is slightly off topic, but some critter is stealing my tomatoes as they
> turn color.
>
> They are taken clean off the vine, no damage to the vines (caged). One large
> nice tomato was half-eaten on the vine but the rest are just gone-no
> leftovers on the ground or anything.  This is a small garden, the losses
> right now are 100%, so it's not a matter of sharing a few, etc.
>
> I have a 2' high fence to keep rabbits out, but total fencing is not an
> option.  Adjacent green beans, cucumbers, hot peppers are untouched.
>
> I have heard raccoons are noted for this; are opossums?
>
>
>
> Has anyone had luck with liquid fence or other spray-on repellents for this
> problem?
>
>
>
> Michele in SW Ohio
>
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