when planting any kind of seed.........in any kind of container, and in any place outdoors......
or inside of the greenhouse.......
mice and rats always dig up the seed. It happens every year.
Now, one problem has been remedied .........so far. I have had 3 large glass aquariums with wire mesh lids , that my children used to raise toads and lizards in. They have been sitting in storage for a long time.
I have now used each aquarium as a terrarium of sorts for sprouting all of my seed.
The glass walls of the aquarium and the wire mesh lid, keep the rodents completely away from my newly planted seed. I also tape clear plastic wrap on the inside of the mesh lid to help prevent moisture from evaporating.
Now my greenhouse is full of growing plants
from pumpkins to all kinds of flowers,
getting ready to be transplanted into my gardens outside.............
which now brings up the other problem.........rabbits, rabbits, and more rabbits.
There are so many rabbits out on the grounds..........I love them, I do,..........but they mow anything that I have planted down and I lose all of my hard work in just days.
I can fix chicken wire fencing around every garden.........which I really don't want to do..
for time consuming, watering issues , and expense.
But I will, if I have to.........so can any of you , dear readers,
give me any advice?
Do you have rodent problems in your gardens?
If so, what do you do to make them stay away??
Poison is not an option for me, and I don't have time to trap, re locate, and release.
I hope to start planing by the first week of May.
Any advice you can give me, will be greatly appreciated!