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Author: DonnaPawl Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 31091  
Subject: Re: What's green and a 1/2 in wide? Date: 7/6/2006 4:08 PM
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Maybe next year I will venture into the yard and plant in the ground, though I have not had to deal with bunnies on the deck

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Jak,

With your tomatoes at least, you are safe going into the yard. Bunnies, even the most sophistocated cottontail, will not eat a tomato. I've had a momma bunny raise a brood or 2 in the hay mulch under my tomatoe plants ... and not a plant was nibbled by them.

Squirrels on the other hand ................. will sometimes steal almost ripe tomatoes right off the vine. Didn't believe it until one day when I had a tomato fall from great height (like 50+ feet overhead) when the squirrel lost his grip on one of my beefsteaks. Never completely found a cure for squirrel predation, so I just planted a couple of extra plants thereafter so I could "write off" the losses.

BTW, deer, woodchuck, etc. will also leave your tomato plants alone. Wish I could say the same for green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, etc.

DP
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