Garden Pest Control

Moles and My Tomato Garden


queen2 added on March 5, 2016 | Answered

I am planning on planting tomatoes in a raised bed this spring. However, I have moles in my yard. I once lived in a house where mice ate my tomatoes and I don't want to go to the work and expense of putting in a raised bed, buying the soil and plants and then have the moles eat them. If I put chicken wire or some sort of screening on the bottom of the bed, will this keep the moles out or will they simply climb over the edge of the bed? Do you have any suggestions for preventing this? Thank you very much for your help. Cecelia Westrich


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 5, 2016

I recommend lining the bottom and up unto the sides of the raised beds with 1/4" hardware cloth.
It can be cut to size and stapled into place.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/mole-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/raised-vegetable-gardens.htm

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