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If you have an area that mice or rats bother, you can keep them out using hot Cayenne pepper. They sniff an area and if they sniff up the pepper, they leave. Works well if you have them around your seedlings, under a bird feeder or in a work shed. It will not get rid of them, but it's an easy way to deter them.
May 16, 2012 8:00 PM CST
|Personally I would never use cayenne pepper in the garden, if an animal gets it in their eyes it can be so painful that they can severely damage or even gouge their eyes out!!|
Oct 11, 2013 5:41 PM CST
|Fred Meyer sells inexpensive bulk spices. I like their Fiesta Chili powder for cooking (very mild heat, hardly any). Cayenne is the hottest I have, except for Thai peppers.
I ground some of them up once with my coffee bean grinder. Beware the dust!
if your garden is like mine, any powder or dust only remains dusty for a day or so. The first drizzle makes it hot mud.
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Jan 26, 2014 10:26 PM CST
|The possums here , would dip their jalapenos in it
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