First squash harvest at Ground Squirrel Gardens!
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
August 28, 2016 9:49am CST
One of my kid clients and I actually harvested a squash at Ground Squirrel Gardens last week. The vicious herbivores had gnawed at parts of our biggest squash plant, but it survived, and is now yielding some little squashes. I sent the first one home with my Tuesday client, who helped me water that day. The red stuff is cayenne pepper, which is supposed to discourage ground squirrels from eating your plants.
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• Bunbury, Australia
31 Aug 16
@TheHorse It was a bit unworkable really. I used to do it every 2 or 3 days but if you went away, the trees were at the mercy of the 'roos again. In the end we put netting round them all till they grew big enough to cope with an occasional nibble.