03 October 2007

Harvest Time

Did you know deer eat tomatoes?



I knew they eat coleus, even if you have them in a pot by the front door. And, of course, they eat hosta and daylilies.

But, apparently there's nothing quite like a juicy tomato on a hot summer night. Even if it's off of a plant in a pot on someone's patio. I think they might eat the blossoms, too.

The kids were thrilled to nab these two before the deer got them. And this is the total harvest for 2007.

3 comments:

Vegan Knitting said...

Until we installed bird netting, the deer ate ALL of the tomato plant - tomatoes, leaves, stems, etc. So far, we have not harvested any. I hope we'll get at least a few more before the weather gets much colder.

mermaids said...

the drought is so bad in our area that the deer are eating anything and everything. for awhile, i was spraying the plants with "deer away." at this point, i've given up. the only thing they haven't nibbled to a stub is the rosemary bush.

Ami said...

Too bad you don't live near me. I could have given you a year's supply from our plants. They went NUTS this year.

And I don't even LIKE tomatoes!