Well unfortunately, using that critter dust and trying blood meal didn’t work. I’m still getting my plants ate to the nubs.
The good news is The Chomper hasn’t gotten into the other containers where I have cucumbers, radishes, and summer squash starting. And they’re leaving alone my hard squash and cantaloupes.
So, next step is trying to figure out how to fence The Chomper out of that areas of the garden.
Honestly I’m not sure if it will work and I’m just going to have to sacrifice some of my plants or not.
I think my problem is that I don’t know what’s eating the plants. I know it’s at night. And I suspect it’s a possum.
Other ideas I could try would be to make a spray of either a lot of garlic or hot pepper. Being me, I want to make a spray of both and use a double barreled shotgun approach!
I’m just frustrated. The tomato seeds I planted last week haven’t popped up yet. I really wanted to have 3 waves of tomatoes this season, but I missed the early summer one, and I’m trying to start the super large beefsteaks for August/September harvest and the cooler weather ones for October/November harvest.
We did have a heat wave last week, and this week should be in the high 70s, so perhaps I just need to be more patient. Gardening is a great teacher in Life Lessons.