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Name: Ed
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herrwood
Jul 6, 2016 9:17 AM CST
I came out this morning and one of my pots had just about every plant dug out Grumbling . I was on my way out this morning and saw it so I grabbed some handfuls of dirt and put the plants back in. Not too bad that it was only one pot but, theses were one of the groups of plants I got from a2b1c3 with his plants for postage and they were doing real well. photo of after I stuck them back in the pot.


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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jul 6, 2016 10:29 AM CST
It will probably happen again if you do not change something. Gene
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Baja_Costero
Jul 6, 2016 11:01 AM CST
I have a similar problem with mice where they will dig up cuttings that I am trying to root, and actually nibble off the baby roots (which apparently are tasty). Very annoying. Sort of defeats the point of the operation. I solved it by putting a shade cloth frame around the vulnerable plants. If your visitor was larger, there probably is not much you can do. Maybe think about predators. Smiling
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IbisFla
Jul 6, 2016 11:09 AM CST
I've had issues with squirrels digging up my potted plants. I found that if I put small stones or gravel on top of the soil, they won't touch it. I've also used 2-3 larger stones instead of gravel, just to cover up the bare dirt, and that seems to work as well. Good luck - it's very frustrating when critters dig up your plants!
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 6, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Good luck - it's very frustrating when critters dig up your plants! [/quote]
I agree I have the same problem both in my greenhouse, and outside. Mine are mice and small chipmunks as well as wild pigs that love to dig for roots and bulbs. Sad

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Name: Ed
NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jul 6, 2016 12:48 PM CST
Not sure what it was it did not seem to eat anything just dug in the pot.
Strange thing is I have several other pots with the same soil and similar plantings but only this one got hit. I do have assorted critters around me. Last year I had a few wild turkey that had a feast on my sempervivums but did not see them this year maybe they got invited to a thanksgiving dinner Rolling my eyes.
I will see what happens in the next few days.

If all else fails will get in contact with Mr Fudd for some help.


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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 6, 2016 12:51 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Good luck!
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jul 6, 2016 1:02 PM CST
Around here most farmers are glad to see wild turkey roaming in their fields. The turkey don't eat the plants, they are after the bugs on the plants. Maybe you had something looking for bugs? Gene
Name: Ed
NJ (Zone 6b)
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herrwood
Jul 6, 2016 4:02 PM CST
gasrocks said:Around here most farmers are glad to see wild turkey roaming in their fields. The turkey don't eat the plants, they are after the bugs on the plants. Maybe you had something looking for bugs? Gene


Not sure what it wanted but had just about 2 good size planters wiped out that I had in the yard maybe he wanted some salad with his bugs. I guess some of the damage could have been the deers but I did see the turkey munching a few times.Anyhow I do have a good supply of them so not a great loss and the battle with nature I guess helps to keep it interesting
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