Apparently I am gardening mainly for the benefit of the local critters! About three weeks ago I put a row of broccoli transplants in the ground, that I had started from seed indoors in Jan. They have been thriving, going strong through late snows and frosts and everything. Now the weather is beautiful and I went out in the garden and discovered that the woodchuck (or groundHOG as Applestar likes to say!) had been by and chewed every one of them almost down to the ground. I recognize her handiwork!
My fault I guess, I didn't get them caged in. I should have known I needed to. But I don't know whether to cry or gnash my teeth (or some of both). All those beautiful broccoli plants grown for most of a couple months, just to feed the woodchuck!
I want a real garden. I'm getting a little tired of my attempts to garden a city lot over-run with woodland critters. I want a real garden with a good fence around it!!