What's Eating My Tomatoes

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Ken_K
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What's Eating My Tomatoes

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About the time a tomato is perfectly ripe and ready to pick I see one or more spots chewed into. My garden has a 5 ft tall fence that has 1/2" x 1/2" mesh attached. There is also a solid piece of wood at the bottom that goes a couple of inches into the soil. Unless a critter is climbing the fence, I can't see how they are getting in. Any chance that birds are doing this?
VERY FRUSTRATING !
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Well based on the shape of the hole on the top, probably a bird. Squirrels are very fond of tomatoes as well btw, they've wiped out entire crops for me in previous years. They need to be completely enclosed basically. If you want a pest-proof crop, nothing will eat peppers, hot or sweet.

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I wrapped the plants in bird netting. We'll see what happens. Fingers crossed !

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Re: What's Eating My Tomatoes

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hopefully not rats! they are crazy bad in my neighborhood. Kinda looks similar.

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Re: What's Eating My Tomatoes

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j4c11 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:07 am
..... nothing will eat peppers, hot or sweet.
not true. Tomato Horned worms have decimated my pepper plants before and most recently rabbits were really enjoying my jalapenos.

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