In June I planted tomatoes in the front herb garden, in the area that was dug up during the February septic pump debacle. It is the sunniest part of the garden, and was nicely enriched with all the leaf mold and compost that was used to fill up the hole that needed to be dug to access the broken seal on the septic tank. I wondered if deer would eat tomato plants, and now I know that the answer is YES. The plants were untouched until mid-August, but at that time the deer started eating all sorts of things that they had been ignoring - the tomato plants, the geraniums next to the front door, petunias, bronze fennel, rudbeckia and asters. Each morning there was more munching of the tomatoes, and today I rescued our meagre harvest. Ah well, gardening is for the fun of the activity, and any harvest is a bonus.
|Well munched tomato plants.|
|Our meagre harvest of cherry tomatoes.|