Protecting seeds?

Protecting seeds?

How do you protect seeds once they're in the ground? I've had to replant my beans, peas and corn twice now because something is just digging them up and eating them out of the ground. Half of my peas I was able to save, but I'm just frustrated. Can I put somet sort of mulch over them until the seedlings sprout, or is that a no-no? I'm in zone 8b.
Crocus…

Crocus…

Couple of questions and some garden pr0n

Couple of questions and some garden pr0n

Amaryllis Blooms

Amaryllis Blooms

Desert Botanical Gardens

Desert Botanical Gardens

I made the best out of a rainy day

I made the best out of a rainy day

before photos of tricycle

before photos of tricycle