Vole/Moles -- do they bother vegetable beds?
I have read conflicting reports on whether I have to be concerned about voles/moles in my raised vegetable beds. Some people staple hardware cloth to the bottom of their frames to keep them out. I just saw a post from someone who has clearly evident tunneling in the grass but hasn't had a problem in their vegetable beds.
I am just starting to notice bulbs missing in the garden and tracks in the snow the last couple of years. But I haven't seen a problem in my vegetable beds. If the hardware cloth didn't cost $50 for a 25ft roll which means I need three of them, I would just add it, but if I'm going to go to that expense, I'd really like to know if it is a serious issue and if adding the hardware cloth will solve the problem.