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who/what ate my white beetroot ?????


 
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beetroot
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: who/what ate my white beetroot ????? Reply with quote

I sowed white beetroot outside under cloche on march 2nd , there was 10/15 of them shooting in 10 days and coming on nicely . I removed the cloche about a week after they shooting and was delighted with there progress until i went out ystdy morning and .........there was only 3 left !!!!! there was no trace whatsoever of them , all the leaves, the roots everything gone ....all the stuff beside them was perfect, radish, shallots , scallions?????could it have been a mouse??????.....

what can i do to prevent this in the future ?????

any advice plz Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: theory through rumour Reply with quote

hello avatar, my theory is through rumour so is basically a guess.my neighbour had much the same problem with beetroot an found alot of well feed crows had been dining on his goodies, his solution was a fine mesh raised enough to stop the birds landing and strips of plastic hanging to deter them from getting in the side, hope this helps a bit
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi billy
thank you for that, i hadnt thought of birds, i have nothing up to keep them away so ill try that thakns again
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