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All my broad bean pods disappeared overnight


By Lilypad

gwent, United Kingdom Gb

Could squirrels be responsible for picking all my broad bean pods? I grew my beans in toilet rollsand compost, then planted them out with open ended plastic bottles over them to keep off slugs. They flowered well and produced lots of pods which filled well. Then one morning nothing was left on the pods but the stalks from which they hung. Could this be squirrel damage too?



I'd say mice rather than squirrels but both will eat the beans, particularly if they are left late on the stalk. We harvest all ours over a month ago

27 Sep, 2009


Mr. Mad wonders about your next-door neighbours!

27 Sep, 2009


Think he may be right Mad!

27 Sep, 2009


Hi no not neighbours completely enclosed. Beans taken during May very early

27 Sep, 2009


Probably not mice then... pigeons?

27 Sep, 2009


welcome to GoY but i'd put money on squirrels. they seem to strip pods of all ages in my garden. pesky things.

27 Sep, 2009


the only anamal that would take the lot in one go is the human-being not so mad that chap!!

28 Sep, 2009

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