For weeks now, Shain has been heavily trapping rodents in the greenhouses.
I, on the other hand, have been screaming at the rodents, squealing from the rodents, and squirming every time I see a rodent. They give me the willies! I admit to being a complete pansy when it comes to dealing with mice and voles.
Then I start to see the damage they are doing to our crops. They are eating my hard work! Eating our food! And I get mad! Mad enough to empty and re-set the traps all by myself because I want to kill more of them! Mad enough that I'm willing to chase them down with garden tools in an attempt to squash their creepy little bodies. Screaming, of course, the entire time.
This is greenhouse #5 where we've transplanted 100's of cabbages and pac choi. In less than one week, the rodents have taken out nearly an entire 100 foot row of Napa cabbage, about 200 plants. Eaten. Gone.
You can see the nearly empty row (to the right of the row cover) and how much damage they've done. On the left are rows of growing crops. Sadly, the rodents are starting over onto these rows now too.
Good news is that the rodents are currently leaving our greens alone in greenhouse #1. And they haven't done any damage to our tomato plants.
P.S. I'm getting more cats.