Squirrels - Knowledgebase Question

Massena, NY
Question by margosia
February 5, 1998
Every year squirrels keep eating my tomatos. What is a
good product to spray my tomato plants and can you do it
right up to harvest. Squirrels keep attacking my whole
garden.


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Answer from NGA
February 5, 1998

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About the only way to keep critters from raiding your garden is to put up a barrier. Try using a floating row cover over the entire plot. You can fashion hoops out of lengths of wire, put both ends of the wires in the ground and drape Reemay or other spun-bound fabric over your plants. Then anchor the ends with stones or pieces of board so they're drawn tight against the soil. Or, you can make cages out of chicken wire and place them over each plant. Won't look too attractive, but will be functional. If the squirrels can't get to your crops, they can't eat them.

Better luck next season!

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