Monday, June 26, 2006

Who Ate My Parsley?

There's an animal out there with very good breath.

Last summer I planted a big container herb garden on my deck. It consisted of all my favorites- Parsley, basil, thyme and rosemary. Half way through the summer something started eating it. I got so many different ideas from people as to what may have helped itself to my pot of herbs. I thought it was deer. Someone suggested it was chipmonks and others said maybe it was rabbits.

This year my friend Jen from work planted me some parsley from seed and tenderly took care of it as it grew until it was ready for transport. She brought it to me at work and I was so excited. I brought it home, planted in my new terra cotta pot and put it in a nice sunny spot on the deck.

The next day I went outside to water my plants and was stunned. All the leaves were completely eaten off. It was on the rail of my deck as seen in the picture. I can't imagine a rabbit getting up there and I can't see deer bothering to jump up to get to it. So that leaves those dastardly chipmonks. They are cute but a cannot be trusted.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to what could be eating my parsley?


The Cookbook Junkie said...

Check your neighbor's teeth.

Annie said...

Hmmm. Come to think of it, there is this one vegetarian in the neighborhood...

Crystal said...

It's those dang bunnies! At least that's my guess. We have a couple that hang around our patio just waiting for us to leave. We had to chase them away - felt really bad about it - but we didn't want them to start thinking it was their home.

Good luck with the detective work!


Annie said...

It just started growing back! And I just planted a bunch of flowers. If it is the bunnies,I'm hoping they found a new place to stop for lunch ;)

Anonymous said...

When I had a good garden with fruit,veggie and herbs .People made themself at home getting are produce ,fruit ect.We gave away plenty but someone never has enough and actually took whatever when we were not home.good luck.