How can I stop the "creature" from eating my blooming crocus? - Knowledgebase Question

Groveland, Ma
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Question by martino283
March 21, 2009
Those Crocus that are growing in my lawn are eaten almost as soon as they pop up. Some one suggested I spray a mixture of hot pepper sauce on the crocus, but I don't have the formula. I would appreciate any suggestions. I've seen bunnies, woodchucks, chipmonks and moles or voles. They call it their Spring banquet. Thanks

Answer from NGA
March 21, 2009
You really can't blame the local wildlife from bellying up to your banquet! I'm sure it is irresistable after a long winter of slim pickings! Here's a homemade deterrent for you to try:
4 tablespoons of powdered mustard; 3 tablespoons of Cayenne Pepper; 2 tablespoons chili powder mixed into 2 quarts of warm water. Spray on the plants you want to protect.

Hope it works for you!

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