Monday, June 25, 2012

Anti-Harvest Monday

No harvest this monday. Last night these words came out of my mouth, "We have more tomatoes on the vine right now than we have ever had. We will have huge Cherokee Purples by the end of the week." Famous last words. This morning we went out to the garden to see destruction. Something took every last ripe or partially ripe tomato. The Cherokee Purples were huge and there was no sign of them. That leaves out squirrels, chipmunks, or rabbits. Best I can tell this was something slightly larger. We haven't seen any raccoons in a while, but something with fingers did this. I am leaning towards coons or possums.
Anyway, that was the last straw. Today I installed an electric fence. It bites well enough to deter me so hopefully this is the last time we loose anything from the garden by anything larger than bugs or robins eating worms. 
As for the garden update. We will have tomatoes again in a week. Cucumbers are probably a week away too. We are still eating romaine lettuce. Garlic is finish and can be pulled whenever.

5 comments:

Crafty Cristy said...

Sorry to hear that all your Cherokee Purples were stolen. How awful.

Stoney Acres said...

Oh no!! I can't believe you lost everything that terrible!! So sorry to here about that. Dang critters!!

Adventures in Agriburbia said...

Oh, that is just heart breaking. I do hope that fence works! I could lose most things in the garden and be mad, but not distraught. Tomatoes are not in that category. I would be devastated. So sorry.

Mary Hysong said...

I have loads of critters too but most of my garden is around my yard and too hard to put electric fence in here. Caught a squirrel stealing a peach just yesterday....

kitsapFG said...

That would be very frustrating. A good fence is an essential part of any vegetable garden.