Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ayarde05
August 16, 2009
What can I do to stop the squirrels from eating my tomatoes?


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Answer from NGA
August 16, 2009

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Dealing with squirrels is tough, but there may be some help for you. One of the easiest solutions is to cover the soil around planting beds with sheets of 1-2 inch diameter wire mesh. Squirrels don't like to walk on it. You can also make cylinders out of chicken wire to enclose your plants. And, you can try pruning trees so the lowest branches are at least 6 feet above ground and placing 2 foot wide metal bands around the tree trunks, positioning them so the bottom of each band is at least 2 feet off the ground. This will discourage squirrels from taking up residence in your yard. I realize these aren't really simple solutions...but it's not a simple problem!

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