Re: [gardeners] What's in the Basement?

George Shirley (
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 10:29:56 -0600

Gaye Stanton wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am delurking to ask a question & hope someone has the answer.  Its
> time to start my first seeds of the season, under lights in the
> basement.  I moved a sad looking weeping fig down to the basement about
> a month ago.  I noticed that the soil had a hole dug in it, I filled it
> up & the hole would be back the next time I was in the basement.  I left
> it & now something is chewing on a large root in the pot.  Do rats or
> mice chew roots?  My basement is only partially dug out & half is still
> dirt.  I take my dog w/me to chase off whatever is there.  I don't mind
> bugs, love spiders as long as they keep their distance but I'm sorry
> rats & mice scare the s--t out of me.  It is time to get the D-Con out
> or is it something else.
> I enjoy your conversations even though I don't contribute. I'm sure
> everyone is looking forward to spring like I am.  There is snow on the
> ground this am so I just enjoy filling my birdbath & filling all my
> feeders.  I just recently had my yard registered as a backyard habitat &
> it is such a joy on a cold winter morn to have so much activity in my
> yard.  I have resisted cleaning up the backyard in the fall for the last
> 2 years & the bird activity has dramatically increased.  It makes spring
> a little busier but what the heck.
> TIA & can't wait to start those seeds (flowers) but would love to know
> what varmit is going to be down there w/me.
> Gaye
> E TN z6

I saw a movie on TV the other night about "The People Who Lived Under the
Stairs." Be careful when you're looking around down there. <VBG>