Moles!

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    davidkeltie
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    I’ve had no dig beds for some 3/4 years now and moles for the last two. The beds are riddled with tunnels. When planting from modules, I often poke the trowel right through into one and often find new plants are pushed out. I’ve just pushed them back in and by-and-large the plants don’t seem to be set back. Obviously the moles are enjoying the huge number of earthworms that I’ve got in the soil.

    Should I just continue like this or am I storing up future harm (eg a surge in mole population)?

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    charles
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     Hi David, welcome to the forum,

    I experienced a lot of moles in the 1980s, tunneling through many of my undug beds in a stony soil. As far as I could see, they caused almost no harm to the vegetables, and suspect that leaving their runs/tunnels alone as much as possible (not digging helps this) allows us to coexist.

    Often I suspect there are less moles than we imagine as they are highly territorial. Sometimes it is aggravating when they push subsoil to the surface but I hope you can continue to live together!

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