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TomNJ
May 9, 2012 12:00 PM CST
So, I was wondering if there is a way to deter G-hogs from eating my garden? I have one living in a neighbors yard that has taken a shine to my herbs - particularly, fennel. Is there something I could sprinkle around my garden that would make them want to avoid it?

Thanks.
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NJBob
May 9, 2012 12:20 PM CST
Moth Balls worked for me , but I doubt they would be safe to use around edible plants. Have you tried spraying with hot pepper.
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TomNJ
May 9, 2012 12:36 PM CST
NJBob said:Moth Balls worked for me , but I doubt they would be safe to use around edible plants. Have you tried spraying with hot pepper.


I have not, but I will. Thank you.
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TomNJ
May 30, 2012 6:27 PM CST
So, I managed to get rid of two g-hogs. But, apparently I have a lot more than I first thought. There are two more and a baby! I always figured it was the same one. Anyway, is there a specific hot pepper I should use? Or, can I sprinkle chili powder on and around the plants as a stop-gap measure?
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Sharon
May 30, 2012 6:39 PM CST
Cayenne pepper deters squirrels pretty well, Tom. Might help with groundhogs too.
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woofie
May 30, 2012 6:40 PM CST
I tried using hot chili powder once, but it didn't work for me. I think you need something like straight cayenne pepper or hotter. An additional point: I'd heard that hot pepper sauce would also keep puppies from chewing on furniture. Um, my dog LOVES hot pepper sauce. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
May 31, 2012 4:28 PM CST
Try boiling chopped up Habanero and spray the plants.
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philljm
Jun 2, 2012 3:51 PM CST
i was told human hair. I tried cat hair, didn't work,
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gardengus
Jun 2, 2012 4:03 PM CST
urine works , it is a territory thing with groundhogs
most will abandon their home if dirty kitty litter is dumped but people urine works all the time.

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