B. My very favorite tomato plant in the garden is being attacked. Not sure of the culprit of this thieving, but it's either squirrels or more likely birds. I was walking in the backyard the other day only to have a huge, gorgeous green tomato plopped at my feet with half of itself missing. No you didn't! Then this morning i found another at the base of a tree, another in a crook of a branch in the same tree, and several dropped to the ground around the plant. No wonder i've harvested so few blushing tomatoes off this plant - nasties are beating me to it!
Unacceptable indeed! Sadly, i tossed my bird netting last year after some sad run ins with lizards being caught in the mesh. All i have is some old window screen, some christmas ribbon, and a gumption to shoot me some marauding bird! I may have to make a trip to the hardware store to buy more supplies, as i do NOT want to lose all my crop of favoritest tomatoes to nasty thieving local birds.
What are your strategies for protecting your tomatoes from "the Enemy"?