Well, I should count my blessings because they only got about nine out of my 83 tomato plants, but most of the ones they got were my beloved Brandy's.
We were planning on putting up a decent deer fence in the next week because putting it up any sooner was simply out of the question. In the meantime I was using some deer spray that works really well but we've had SO much rain that I guess it's effectiveness was essentially gone.
So my question is--
should I keep the plants or use the space for something else? The plants that were chomped on are not entirely decimated--they are still about 18-24 inches tall with a few leaves here and there. The roots were not bothered at all so I'm hoping that if I spray for the next few days and get that fence up asap that the plants will bounce back. I know they'll be behind, but I just have a hard time pulling up a Brandy. I also figure they've still got all of July and August and hopefully most of September...what do you think? Is it enough time, or should I just put some of my basil seedling in their place and call it a day?