Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ...

I took a brief turn about the back gardens today and discovered, much to my dismay, that a half-dozen or more of the 'Carmello' tomatoes had been gnawed on by one critter or another (squirrels? mockingbirds? unspeakable creatures of the night?). So I picked those that were starting turn red and placed them on a small table on the patio to continue ripening in the sun. I thought they would be safe from harm there. I was wrong.

I don't like the looks of those that I've ripened on the kitchen windowsill and it seems to affect the texture so I wanted to ripen them outside in the sun as much as possible. Here's the solution I came up with to protect them ... we'll see how well it works. Now that I look at it, a squirrel could easily dismantle that and a mockingbird's beak is probably long enough to reach through the mesh. Still, it's the best I can do right now.

Comments

meemsnyc said…
Oh no! Something has been eating the tomatos! Oh no! That is terrible!
Carol said…
Indeed, dirty rotten scoundrels. Add "despicable" to that description. I hope your solution works!
Jean said…
Ugh, I know exactly how you feel. I hope that works. I had the same thing happen to my last two Better Boys. I'm pretty sure it was a bird. Ah well. I can hardly get out in that heat anymore so the heck with them. I pulled up that plant and my Caro Rich plant. Here's hoping my Sun Gold makes it til fall.