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Author Topic: Squirrels Eating My Tomatoes  (Read 1004 times)
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« on: July 16, 2013, 04:39:12 AM »

Does anyone have a problem with squirrels eating their green tomatoes?  They are ruining every tomato I have.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 06:45:35 AM »

They seem to intent on decimating my chickens food to get to the tomatoes... You should get some chickens!

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 08:30:52 AM »

Gosh, the squirrels seem unusually annoying this year. I finally wrapped my tomato plant (I have one MAMMOTH plant this year) in bird netting which seems to help a bit. It's a pain when I want to harvest the ripened fruit but at least I'm getting a few "untasted" tomatoes.

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 11:33:05 AM »

And I thought they were just targeting me...they've cleaned out one peach tree, working on the second one (dawg trying her best to fend 'em off!). Tomatoes, I got 3. But new this year, they (or some critter!) cleaned out 3 rows of butter beans. Well, they saved me 4 pods, and I cooked those up and ate them, all 16 beans. I'm used to the deer jumping the fence & mowing down the rows, but the bean plants are healthy & green, just sans the beans. FWIW, the deer off spray is working fine on keeping the deer away, and it is supposed to work to deter squirrels. NOT! The squirrels don't care for squash (which I have coming out my ears!), nor cayenne or jalapeno peppers.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 02:51:35 PM »

I had ground hogs eating my tomatoes & melons last year. I caught them red handed!!  I already have a double wire electric fence around my garden for the deer, but, I lowered the bottom wire to about 4-5 inches from the ground. more problems. I also set my "critter" trap and caught 6 ground hogs during the summer. I also caught 5 raccoons & 3 possums. The raccoons were getting in my corn before I lowered the bottom wire.
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