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.
oh dear…

oh dear…

Tomato recommendations & zinnias

Tomato recommendations & zinnias

Des’s Garden pics

Des’s Garden pics

Charcoal and/or Black Bedding

Charcoal and/or Black Bedding

there’s no place like home

there’s no place like home

shrub ID requested

shrub ID requested