I don’t really have a garden. The ground in my yard is a mixture of clay and rocks. It would probably take a jackhammer to break it up enough to plant anything in it. So my “garden” is limited to five big flower pots on my deck. This year I planted three bean plants and two tomatoes in them. One tomato plant had a tomato on it. It was maybe two inches in diameter and I was eagerly waiting for it to ripen. That will not be happening.
When I went out yesterday to water my “garden,” I discovered something had broken off the top of that tomato plant and made off with my tomato! I don’t know if squirrels are capable of this. I have seen squirrels on the railing on the deck. Once one was sunbathing on the flat rail and another time one was hunched onto a post with its tail up over its head. If these squirrels see me looking at them through the window, they just return my gaze.
I just better never see them actually picking any of my produce — if I ever get any. There are several nickel size tomatoes on the other plant. If I see a squirrel near those tomatoes, I might just take the broom to it. So far, the beans haven’t even flowered so I don’t know if I’ll ever get any beans. Hopefully, squirrels don’t like beans. I wish they didn’t like my tomatoes.