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How do you protect your planted and germinating and growing seeds and seedlings from hungry little thieves who come to visit under the moon? I saw digging in my beds where I had planted seeds about 3-4 weeks later just as things were starting to come up. I guess it could have been birds but I suspect a mouse. I am thinking of different strategies to deter him or her, like starting my seeds indoors or maybe covering my outdoor raised beds with some mesh until the babies get a few inches old. I would welcome any pointers or experiences. Thank you.

How do you protect your planted and germinating and growing seeds and seedlings from hungry little thieves who come to visit under the moon? I saw digging in my beds where I had planted seeds about 3-4 weeks later just as things were starting to come up. I guess it could have been birds but I suspect a mouse. I am thinking of different strategies to deter him or her, like starting my seeds indoors or maybe covering my outdoor raised beds with some mesh until the babies get a few inches old. I would welcome any pointers or experiences. Thank you.

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[–] au_dela 3 points (+3|-0)

Squirrels used to destroy a substantial part of my garden every year until my next-door neighbors started feeding the crows every day. There could have been some other cause, but the regular presence of the crows seemed to scare the squirrels away.