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.

tj

    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.

Dan

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 7:48PM
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