Good morning all. I grow our veg garden in a cage (exclusion area) and over recent times managed to exclude most food eating critters (possums etc.) I produced about 200 tomato seedlings over winter in the cage and planted about 5 plants in the cage. Inspired by many of you, I decided to conduct a new experiment with critters and gremlins. I made a new veg garden nearby and planted a 5m row of tomatoes then covered them with shade cloth. All good, no critters got near them. On Tuesday I planted another two rows of tomatoes with basil interspersed around them. These were left uncovered. Unfortunately, when I checked first thing yesterday, all my plants (not covered) were chewed back to a few stalks. Some basil plants had a leaf or two remaining but essentially the patch was destroyed. Without night monitoring I assume possums. Critters and Gremlins ... 1 Dan ... Nil Back to the drawing board I guess. Happy gardening, everyone!