When I went to dig the next hole I thought I'd bend about 3 inches of the bottom in since it seemed like I was digging a really big hole for little plants. I like this better.
Initially after they devoured the roots on a tomato I began cutting the bottom out of plastic pots with the intention of pulling the pot up once it got established. It looks like it might work but I like the cages better.
Earlier this year I planted potatoes in pots for other reasons but voles eat potatoes too so I'm glad I'm using this method for the potatoes. These are the healthiest plants I've ever had.
I think I've entered a new stage in the battle this week. Due to 3-4 days of heavy rain I don't believe they were able to feed on the roots so they started eating the d-CON bait--6 trays in 3 days. This evening I notice they were tunneling in the garden again and went straight to one of the cages--almost seems they can smell a new plant root. In the side yard tonight I also noticed they had attacked a Hosta. I hope the d-CON kicks in soon--this battle is far from over it seems.