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How I Keep Squirrels from Digging Up My Seedlings and Seeds

By Xeramtheum
March 20, 2016

There is nothing more disheartening than checking on your seedlings and pots only to discover that the squirrels have been digging in them. This is my solution to keeping squirrels out of my seedlings and pots in the spring.

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Name: Rick Moses
Derwood, MD (Zone 7b)
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RickM
Apr 3, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Usually, the deer and squirrel dig up my tulip and hyacinth bulbs and I end up with nothing. Sighing!
Last fall, I decided to try using some tulle fabric that I had left from a fountain filter basket. I laid the material over the area and placed some rocks around the edges to keep it down. The critters left everything alone and I now have hyacinth and tulips... where I planted them! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

As fate would have it, the fabric store near me is in the process of closing and everything is on sale. I literally bought all of the black, dark green and brown tulle and nylon net they had left. I have now covered my hosta beds as well.

The advantage of the net fabric is that it lets in the sun, water and air without being too heavy for the plants to lift as they grow. And as soon as a critter tried to chomp on the plant, they get a mouthful of nylon!

Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 3, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Another great idea!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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