New heirloom seedlings munched by something....
I thought tomato seedlings were relatively safe from browsing-- since they have hairs on the stem I always assumed they were not quite as delicious as other plants. So last week when all of my swiss chard was mowed to the ground by ravenous squirrels, I was not surprised. This morning when I found one of my three heirloom seedlings (I think it was Roman Candle) munched, you can imagine my shock. The swiss chard was in a different bed near the back of the yard. This bed is near the front of the yard, and also has brussels sprouts, parsley, basil, and peppers. But the varmint chose tomato. Just ONE tomato seedling. But it's almost completely defoliated.
Stupid squirrels. Have people had much luck with the granular "liquid fence" stuff? Got a couple of containers at the nursery yesterday and will be putting it down ASAP.