Something has been digging in my lettuce container. It didn’t take any lettuce. Whatever sort of critter it was just dug a (fairly deep) hole in the corner of the pot. I was able to rearrange the soil and only a couple of plants were dislodged, so no real harm was done.
I don’t think it was a cat, using the pot as a litter box. For one thing, a cat is bigger than the pot itself and would have done more damage, I think. For another, whatever it was didn’t leave behind any “litter.” Just a hole.
Ralph wasn’t interested in it either, which is even more curious. If some new critter has been wandering around in our yard, he’s usually on the trail immediately – and he didn’t even look at the pot, much less sniff at it.
So it’s a mystery. The good news is that the lettuce doesn’t seem to be harmed. Meanwhile, I’ve enjoyed the lettuce I got at the CSA farm immensely. It stayed fresh for over a week. I’ll get more this weekend in my first box – can’t wait to see what else is in it.