I had a look at my broad beans today (24th Jan) and noticed to my astonishment that some unwelcome guests made a feast of them! The intruders must have crawled under the fleece and nibbled on seedling leaves. In couple of cases they bit the stem off completely.

The same fate befell the seeds sowed last Friday. They all were dug out from the pots and carried away from the polytunnel.

Who was the attacker? Badgers or mice? And more important – how to protect plants that I will sow in the following months from being eaten before they mature?

Half-eaten bean seedling

Holes left after mice visit