Around this time last year a good tomato wasn’t a hard thing to find. But not this year.
Everybody’s complaining about split tomatoes, green tomatoes or no tomatoes.
Now, I know a thing or two about squirrels and I know those nasty things climb all over the vines and pick the ones they want, take a bite out of one or two, then throw them on the ground (kind of like what monkeys do, I think).
But I don’t think the drought of good tomatoes has anything to do with those nasty squirrels. See, one of Our neighbors built this neat tomato cage with a top to keep the squirrels out. There must be at least 50 tomato plants in there. I’m not kidding. They’re on vacation so We walk over there and I give the perimeter of the cage a good security sweep and I haven’t seen any squirrels.
Do you know there’s only one red tomato over there? And Ours are all straggly with only a few green ones hanging on for dear life.
The tomatoes may be missing in action this year where We live, but you can count on one thing: I’m going to do my best to protect those that are potential salad fodder for Our house.
What You Learned Today:
- I like my little almost daily tomato patrol walks. It’s nice to walk somewhere different.
- Do you think those nice people would mind if I walked in their yard when they get back from vacation? (They don’t have a dog, so a visit from a Scottie might be nice for them. Ya think?)
- If you need a patrol dog to protect things that grow in your garden, you can either call me and I’ll come over OR you can put the word out for a rent-a-Scottie. One will tawdle right over to take care of things.
sheesh! we are glad to hear it’s not just our tomatoes that aren’t showing up this year. mum was starting to think her thumb was blackening!
Mine, too! I assured Her that She’s not to blame. It’s the weather. Don’t you think???? Roooooo to you and yours, Stuart
Those people NEED a scottie to do Squirrel Patrol! Hope you can get a couple of good tomatoes from the green ones!
XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella
They should be paying you for for snoopervising
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