Gardening: Mice Eating Your Melons?

If you go into your garden and see that half your melon is gone, it means that the mice and bugs have had at it. I have a suggestion. You know the plastic dishes that tofu comes in, or the blue ones that mushrooms are packaged in? Turn those upside down and place them under the melon when it is young. It will keep the bugs and mice away from it. You can also use the trays that produce comes in, like dates or tomatoes, but I wouldn’t use any that had meat on them, that could attract the mice even if they’ve been washed. Suellen Ocean is the author of the vegetarian cookbook, Poor Jonny’s Cookbook. Available here:

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