Warned, I planted many more plants than really necessary thinking I would just produce more tomatoes than the squirrels would care to eat. I was wrong. They took almost all of them. From about 20 vines I think I beat the squirrels to about three tomatoes.
Meanwhile Mrs. Sims' nephews surprised her one week-end with the homemake cage pictured above. As a result her three plants produced enough for her to give me some of her extras. I vowed this year would be different.
This spring I completed a cage of my own, 16 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 7 feet high. Tim "The Toolman" Taylor would be proud. As I planted late, my tomatoes are just coming in. So far the squirrels have not figured out how to get in.
The tomatoes sure taste good, almost as good as outsmarting those little punks. I snapped a picture of them trying to figure out what to do next.
Post Script - Wednesday, July 20th, 10:39 A.M.
DAMN BIRDS !!