Mice and/or Chipmunks stealing my cherry tomatoes
I'm losing my cherry tomatoes to either mice or chipmunks. The little buggers are just climbing up the plants and stealing the tomatoes. This happened last year as well, but eventually there were so many on the plant that they couldn't keep up and I had more than I could eat.
Any theories on how to stop this from happening?
My cherry tomatoes are in pots, so I suppose I could rig up some sort of elaborate plastic shield around the pots and cages that a mouse couldn't climb up, but they are particularly resourceful and would probably find a way around almost any barrier I put up.