How do you keep squirels out of your garden?
March 7, 2007 9:16am CST
I wanted to put a garden in this year, but I have an enormous oak tree in the back yard and lots of squirels. I was really looking forward to growing tomatoes this year but I'm afraid the squirels will tear up everything. Does anyone know how to keep squirels out of your garden?
7 Mar 07
I have a lot of squirrels that come to my garden, and a coupple of them are quite tame now and will come into the kitchen for peanuts. However, when I reorganised my garden I put pieces of chicken wire over the pots and tubs to keep them out and it also meant I could put mulch over it to, so as to keep the plants moist. Rather than stopping the squirrels, try using the chicken wire to protect the plants.
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7 Mar 07
What about tall plants like tomatoes? At my old house I had 6 foot tall tomatoe plants. I'm not sure how to build something that the neighbors wouldn't complain about or might be an eye sore. Maybe I just need to plant something else. Thanks for the tip, I'll keep it in mind.