vegetables leaves are being eating - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by md48
August 27, 2010
My vegetable leaves are being eating to the stems. I think it my be by squirrels. What can I do to stop them. I have put screened mesh on to of the vegetables but they do not produce the flowers. They even try to eat through the mesh.

Answer from NGA
August 27, 2010
The mesh may be blocking the sunshine, which can keep plants from flowering so the mesh may not be the answer to the problem. It's difficult to deter pesky squirrels and sometimes the only solution is to cage your vegetable garden on all sides plus the top with sturdy chicken wire. I wish there were an easier solution.

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