Stumping the Squirrel - Knowledgebase Question

Camp Verde, Ar
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Question by midgetsmom_a
July 1, 2010
The crushed pepper spray hint I got from this site hasn't worked. I've sprayed around the garden, but not the plants themselves. If I do this, will I hurt my tomatoes, squash and broccoli?

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
I wouldn't recommend spraying in this heat, which may have an adverse effect. Here are some things to try: cover the soil surface with gravel, large mulch chunks, thorny branch trimmings, or chicken wire. My friends has the most success with chicken wire - the squirrels and chipmunks don't want to walk on it for fear of getting their legs caught. If you garden in containers, crumple it up and then spread it out a little and set containers on top. Hope this helps!

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