Tag Archives: raccoons

And Now It’s the Melons!

Yes, the raccoons held another party in the potager last night, and after they’d eaten or damaged at least 21 tomatoes…there may have been more, since it’s hard to identify the “body parts” when they are strewn here and there…they … Continue reading

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July: Monthly Review

July was an excellent month, with enough rain that the only watering required were the pots and containers. In fact, the garlic, onions, and shallots did not appreciate all the rains, and began to rot before they were truly ready … Continue reading

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Bandits strike again

Remember those lovely clusters of “Polbig” tomatoes? There will be no poundage comparison between “Polbig” and “Defiant” this year. Last night for the second time, raccoons harvested tomatoes in the potager. Of course, they chose the biggest and the ripest, … Continue reading

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June: Monthly Review

  Here’s the official “end of June” photo of the potager.  If you go back to look at the May Review, you can see quite a difference.  June began as a replay of April & May…cooler than usual and rain … Continue reading

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Destruction continues!

  My poor begonia!  After removing 10…that’s TEN raccoons so far, this is still happening!  Another victim.  And the big pot just planted yesterday now looks like this:   And to add salt to the wound, last night’s trap was … Continue reading

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Frustration!

  This was the 8th morning in a row that I’ve looked out the French doors to see this!  Every day I replant the container, sometimes having to replace flowers that are too damaged to stay.  Every night a raccoon … Continue reading

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The Bad

Not everything in the new potager has been perfect.  The most frustrating aspect comes from critters, who thwart every effort.  The most frustrating has been the raccoons, which have decimated the strawberry harvest.  After only 4 quarts of beautiful, big … Continue reading

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