Posted 03 June 2012 - 17:56
However, I have just been out to tend the plants and have found that four of my fifteen tomato plants have been severed through the stem at ground level. There is some evidence that the stems were pulled. They were attached firmly to bamboo cane and were just about 20 inches tall, so it was not the wind. The foliage suggested the plants had not been severed for that long.
Would this damage be caused by pigeons?. There are many pairs nesting close by, including one pair in the tree above the tomato plants. I also thought that tomato plants are poisonous to some animals and birds, and therefore not susceptible to problems other than spores, milldew, fungus and blight.
Thanks in antic...
Posted 03 June 2012 - 18:21
wrap a bit of plastic around the base of the others before dark.
Sounds more feasible, no to be flippant but it would take superstrength pigeons or incredible teamwork to make that particular sort of damage.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 18:53
I have had mice in the compost heap recently, but I baited them and there has been no activity there since. I will carefully lay some bait behind a tub to see if that is what it is.
Considering rodents. I also have plenty of tree-rats (squirrels) living around.
Again, thanks for quick replies.