Pole beans disappearing

marymacJune 14, 2010

Help!!! There is something getting my pole beans. Not long after they emerge from the ground something snaps them off, and I have found some plants that have been growing and are completely pulled out by the roots. I have tried to watch for the varmint but all I ever see are Robins. Could they be doing this?. My mother in law once told me birds were getting her beans, but I just don't see Robins doing this. If it is birds how can I put a stop to it before they ruin my entire crop. I have replanted but it seems to be a losing battle.

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Could be birds, could be chipmunks as well. Cayenne pepper for the chipmunks, row cover or light netting for the birds.


    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 7:01PM
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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

Could be squirrels. I like the chipmunk idea. Until you know what it is, you can't prevent.


    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 7:48PM
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