Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Our tomato crop has been a disaster due to marauding racoons. Just when the fruit gets to the point of being ripe, they come in at night, pull it from the plant, and then leave it half-eaten on the stone wall, or on the top of the grape arbor, or on the step next to the mailbox.

Also our peppers went in too late this spring and we are not going to get a crop of them, either. But we have enough lettuce to feed an army!

by asdf on Tue Sep 2nd, 2008 at 09:25:09 PM EST
but my 2 year old daughter has been a plague upon the cherry tomatoes. poor thing gets stripped daily.
by wu ming on Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 at 05:11:31 AM EST
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Send her over here: maybe an hour with my uniformly unripe ones will persuade here to keep away! I'm expecting enough sun to ripen them while I'm away, which should make them inedibly overripe by the time I get home.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 3rd, 2008 at 05:44:03 AM EST
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she's learned the difference between ripe and green, and knows that green ones are yucky, so she 'helpfully' picks the green ones off and tosses them onto the ground.


luckily, they produce so many in california this time of year, that there's still enough to go around. and at least she's excited about the veggies.

by wu ming on Thu Sep 4th, 2008 at 04:27:10 AM EST
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