Argh!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KristyHall, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    I went to the garden and... and.. something ate all my ripe tomatoes!

    *weeps*
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I hear ya... something seems to be eating my tomato plant leaves?? [​IMG]
     
  3. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Losing the tomato patch would be terrible!

    I would be heart broken.
     
  4. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they missing or are they just taking bites out of them? May be they found two legs and are being walked out? [​IMG]
     
  5. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I found two left on the ground half of them gone, like something took a huge bite out of them.

    I am NOT happy. a majority of my food is corn, bean, squash, and tomato based.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Oh that stinks. We have deer munching right now, but the biggest offenders on the tomatoes has been the wild birds and squirrels.

    When I lived in Austin, a friend grew the prettiest tomatoes ever. He finally shared his secret- red Christmas ornaments! He hangs them on his tomato plants early, the critters investigate and give up by the time he has real tomatoes!

    You've still got time to replant. Sorry for the loss, but get back out there!

    Red, sounds like you have cutworms?
     
  7. Tylt33

    Tylt33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens have found a way over our 3' fence and have taken about three dozen tomatoes. ARGH.
     
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  8. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought all parts of the tomato plant but the fruit are poisonous?
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I thought all parts of the tomato plant but the fruit are poisonous?

    Not if you're a caterpillar! Tomato hornworms, cutworms, all kinds of bugs can eat the plant. I've never tried it, so I don't know if they're poisonous to humans or not.
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    My ducks do that.
    And when I had chickens they would beak each and every tomato they could reach.
     

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