Gopher Plague Continues

By Published On: April 5th, 20240.5 min readCategories: Garden, Photos
celery plant with the roots eaten off by gophers

Another celery plant bites the dust thanks to gophers

First it was the dill, then the aloe, then the broccoli, and now the celery.

This year the gophers are relentless (thanks El Niño). Even though I’ve trapped four in the past week, the vegetable garden still shows signs of at least three more, all of whom are doing a good job evading the traps.

I can’t plant until the beds are cleared of these pests, so I’m thinking of doing something drastic like dragging out the rototiller. Maybe some heavy machinery will clear them out.


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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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