squirrels eating seedlings - Knowledgebase Question

Fall River, Ma
Question by overworked7
June 7, 2009
We planted some seeds for cucumbers, beets and sunflowers and within a day or 2 the peat pots they were planted in were dug up. My sunflowers are gone and they were not very big yet. We think there is a squirrel or 2 that may be doing this and would like to keep it away. Last year we had a neighborhood cat that kept all animals out of our yard, but we think he died over the winter.

Answer from NGA
June 7, 2009


The easiest solution is to cage your plants. A physical barrier is about the only way to keep the wildlife from getting to your plants. I use chicken wire and make cylinders to set over my plants. It keeps bunnies and squirrels at bay. Hope this works for you!

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