mice and seedlings?

bebe_ct(6a)April 23, 2011

Has anyone else had problems with mice eating the seedlings they've started under lights? They seem to have targeted my little zinnias - they've eaten the leaves of some, and yanked the entire seedling on others.

BAH!!!

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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

Not seedlings, but I think mice ate the stem of a new little Begonia Listada plant I had just bought (houseplant). I also noticed some leaves had disappeared from other new little begonias. They're now under cloches or similar protection.

I second the BAH!!!!

Claire

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 3:57PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

YES!!!

So the lights got moved upstairs to the dining room where they are guarded by two cats. It's not at all normal for the cats to do what I tell them to, but they do spend a fair amount of time laying next to the lights, and I've had no problems since I did that.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 7:16AM
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