I walked out to the garden last week to see a squirrel jump out of my vegetable bed and onto our plum tree. He froze and stared me down...was he thinking if he didn't move, I wouldn't see him? I called Colin and Neil out to see and the squirrel held his ground as we all watched him from the deck. He finally scampered away as I moved towards him. All my edamame and pea seedlings had been disturbed. I thought it had been a crow that got my seedlings last year and I already had a plan in place but now I knew that I was going to be battling both squirrels and crows!
When I was at West Coast Seeds last Saturday, I picked up some garden covering. Its not netting but the sun and water get through and it was recommended to protect my precious seedlings. After I got my tomato plants in and replanted most of my seeds just to be safe, I covered the vegetable garden and my pots with it.
We have strong radish sprouts (French Breakfast)
The potato plants are emerging (Russian Blue)
And then this evening I found this lovely little guy near my pots. I know they can do such damage but I quite love these little critters.