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Rabbits don't seem to eat tomato plants.

Greeting, We have gray water running out to where it might do some good. Water from the kitchen sink might bring a tomato seed or two. It looks like next season I could plant melons, squash, and tomatoes outside the fortified garden area.
These things the rabbits and other rodents haven't shown a liking to.

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Re: Rabbits don't seem to eat tomato plants.

Probably smart rabbits. Nightshades are toxic to many animals.
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Re: Rabbits don't seem to eat tomato plants.

Hi, Tomatoes grow wonderfully here, we're getting bushels of red ones, gold ones and others with strips. We've been in the mountains, each time we come down the plants have expanded to another part of the garden. knock on wood, the birds haven't touched the tomatos ether.

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Re: Rabbits don't seem to eat tomato plants.

Wow. The only time the birds left my tomatoes alone was when there was something better they liked to eat like papayas.
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Re: Rabbits don't seem to eat tomato plants.

Are you sure about melons? Maybe not rabbits, but, around here, groundHOG would head straight for the melons -- all parts and especially ripening fruits -- and squash foliage and immature fruits, too. :evil:

I love the opportunistic way this tomato is growing though :mrgreen:
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Re: Rabbits don't seem to eat tomato plants.

Voles have liking for tomatoes, both the fruit and the plants. They don't eat the plants, just dig their burrows under them.

I have discovered and treated them to a swimming pool on the top floor (and draining down the stairs). A coyote once discovered them and did a remarkably neat job of extracting the vole with no real damage to the plant.

Voles will eat their way into pumpkins and melons to loot their seeds.

I don't suppose you have fencing for the voles, however ;).

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Re: Rabbits don't seem to eat tomato plants.

Hi, Don't think we have Ground Hoggs here, and voles if what we have are those as well as mice, haven't touched the tomotoes or melons. Nothing seems to bother the melons, tomatoes or squash. I was worried about the birds and the tomatoes but haven't touched them.

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Re: Rabbits don't seem to eat tomato plants.

You got me thinking now, about planting outside the garden fence areas.

Richard



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