It’s almost April and we have two (well, four, actually) of our plants in the ground. A couple of weeks ago, we planted our peas, lettuce, spinach and broccoli.
The peas are doing wonderful. There are a few tiny lettuce leaves poking out of the ground but far below what we planted. I figured the seeds might have washed away because there was a pretty big rain the day after we planted everything. But I guessed wrong.
We’ve noticed a couple digging holes in the bed and when I came home from work today, there was a squirrel sitting on the edge. Then it hit me. Do squirrels eat lettuce? Yes, they do.
Our yard is crawling with squirrels (our street is lined with many, large oak trees), and it’s not uncommon to see 8-10 at a time. So, this weekend’s plan is to throw down a few more seeds and hope the squirrels move back to their acorns. If that doesn’t work, who knows? We might try planting some in containers.