Some of you might remember the good ol’ days, when the Bobs and I lived in peace…
For God’s sake, Bob… I generously fed you!!
Well these days are over.
Today, after the end of my shift, I was looking forward to visiting our balcony garden. Our tomato plants had a couple of tomatoes ready to harvest, and I couldn’t wait to finally taste them.
And here’s what awaited me:
Someone had had a snack. And quite a snack, considering the size of the thief. Now you might think that I am quick to judge, but I went through a quick elimination of possible suspects, and I have no doubt… The Bob clan did this!
For one thing, it wasn’t me. And I trust that Chéri wouldn’t let me accuse the Bobs if he had eaten my tomatoes. Freja couldn’t care less about the bright orange balls hanging in that tree-like plant. Last but not least, the birdies could have done the crime, but I have a feeling they would have been messier… No, only the Bobs could have run away with the tomatoes to eat them elsewhere.
Oh, and there’s this:
Piece of evidence number 1
Piece of evidence number 2
My green onions have also been savagely attacked. And this was totally free, since none of the onions got bitten in the process. Nope, unlike the tomatoes that got abducted, my green onions were just digged out of the soil, and left to die. My understanding is that the onions were potential witnesses that had to be eliminated.
I am disappointed. I liked the Bobs. I liked them a lot.
But if they want the tomatoes I patiently grew, we have a problem.
War is on.
The Internets told me that the Bobs’ noses were really sensitive to Cayenne pepper, and that sprinkling some on the leaves and tomatoes would keep the tiny thieves away.
I sprinkled a lot of it on and around my two plants.
If you have easy effective tricks to keep squirrels away from your tomatoes, please (please please please) let me know in the comments.