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Post  cygnus on 5/9/2017, 9:51 pm

I have my broccoli caged in, but something has dug a tunnel into them.  Not much left.   It happens at night, because there is new damage every day.  I'm not sure what creature is doing it.   Mice?  

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/9/2017, 9:56 pm

Moles or voles is my first guess.  What is in the bottom of your boxes?  Oh, and hey!  Welcome!
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/9/2017, 10:00 pm

I'll agree with SR on voles (also known as 'meadow mice'.)
but not moles. Moles will tunnel and can muck up plantings in the process 'by accident', but I'm pretty sure they don't eat broccoli - they eat worms mostly.


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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/9/2017, 10:07 pm

BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:I'll agree with SR on voles (also known as 'meadow mice'.)
but not moles. Moles will tunnel and can muck up plantings in the process 'by accident', but I'm pretty sure they don't eat broccoli - they eat worms mostly.
TRUE!!!  Moles eat grubs and such!  I don't have them.  DId out in the country.  Voles.
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Post  cygnus on 5/9/2017, 10:14 pm

Scorpio Rising wrote:Moles or voles is my first guess.  What is in the bottom of your boxes?  Oh, and hey!  Welcome!
Thanks!   Bottom is earth, no wire or anything.  Got away with it for 4 years, but not any more.  They found me!  Down with the voles!  This means WAR.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/9/2017, 10:17 pm

cygnus wrote:
Scorpio Rising wrote:Moles or voles is my first guess.  What is in the bottom of your boxes?  Oh, and hey!  Welcome!
Thanks!   Bottom is earth, no wire or anything.  Got away with it for 4 years, but not any more.  They found me!  Down with the voles!  This means WAR.
Ha!  Yep!
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Post  sanderson on 5/10/2017, 2:46 pm

Cygnus, So, so sorry.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/10/2017, 10:51 pm

Ouch!  For voles, my understanding is to put down 1/4" - 1/2" hardware cloth beneath each bed.  That's what I did for my new strawberry beds this spring, and expect to follow up with the potato beds, some of which are being re-located.
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