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Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

I have discovered to my cost that mice like to eat seeds and seedlings if you leave them too low down in the greenhouse. Both sweet peas and sunflowers have been lost so far. I have now moved everything up on to shelving but I am about to run out of space and I have more seedlings to prick out.

Do mice like all seeds and seedlings and if so how big do they need to be before they are safe? I have lots of small pelargoniums that I have made from cuttings  and they seem to be safe on the floor.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,442

    They love any peas or beans. I use tight fitting propagater lids and mousetraps.

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  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    i wonder if seedlings would be ok in those plastic storage boxes, come clear come opaque but would let light in and lids close tightly, worth a go?

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    What about elastic bands around the propagator lids so they fit tighter, surely the mouse couldn't get through that?

    I think I'm the only one that has ever had chillies stolen by mice!! image

  • Sprig2Sprig2 Posts: 74

    The next batch that need pricking out are flower seedlings. Do you think they will be safe?

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