Question about pest mammals and bulbs

Diane Whitehead
Sat, 03 Jan 2009 17:33:58 PST
Rats.  They soon learn that pots of grassy-looking seedlings have  
tasty little bulbs just under the ground, and as my seedling mix is  
very loose, the seedlings pull up very easily, the tiny  bulbs are  
eaten, and the green leaves left lying about.  I now keep the pots  
covered until the plants are a few years old.

They really liked babianas and cyclamen.  Narcissus and Galanthus  
haven't been eaten.  I can't remember about Alliums - I think some of  
them were.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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