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My Gardening Attempt

Uploaded by: Fieldofflowers

Tuesday June 11, 2013

Saint Paul, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: At my apartment complex there is a backyard area. There are two other Gardeners. What you see here is a collaboration between me and an 84 year old. The ones in the planters are mine. Things would be great, but no matter what I try, I can't keep the squirrels from uprooting things.. So I upload this for any gardener to suggest what really works to repel squirrels/ rabbits and whatever else from tearing into containers.

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7. Becky1
12:51 AM GMT on June 26, 2013
Something that worked for me here in Georgia was a product called Squirrel Stopper by Messina. Amazon sells it for around $14.00. Only spray it on the ground or on the pots, I have never sprayed it directly on the leaves or flowers. The only drawback, you have to reapply it after it rains. When you first spray it, it smells pretty bad but the odor goes away after a few hours. They also have Cat Stopper and Animal Stopper. I used the cat one to keep some stray cats out from under my carport. It worked.
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6. Fieldofflowers
11:29 PM GMT on June 15, 2013
The animals are getting plenty of water. I tried some more things like adding human hair (after I had my hair cut), adding hot pepper seeds, wiping down the plants with oil from the hot peppers. I also tried putting some rocks on the surface. (they get pulled off and dropped on the ground.) Same with forks or anything else I try to bury with the plants. Still am battling. I found more flowers uprooted today.

They attack most when it's rained. I don't know what they are after. There are tons of puddles around the place for them to drink from. They get tons of food. Heck everyone leaves peanuts and peanut butter out for them and carrots for the rabbits. They don't need to be digging into the planters. Yet... They are desperate enough you'd think I put crack down in the pots!
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5. giraffelady
4:44 PM GMT on June 14, 2013
Cats! We had a stray leave kittens and I grudgingly started feeding them. The pay-off is that the squirrels don't mess with my planter boxes or pots any more!
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4. nanapoo
2:51 PM GMT on June 14, 2013
Looks like more than an attempt...looks like success to me :) Very pretty!
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3. WeatherWise
11:32 AM GMT on June 12, 2013
Pretty garden! One thing, my brother did to keep squirrels from bothering his tomatoes was to set a pan of water right in the middle of the tomatoes! He thought perhaps they were wanting water. I know what you mean they get into every pot I have. One day this week, I was missing my pot with tomato plant and was thinking who in the world would take that? After going outside, there it was turned upside down bruised and broken. I am sure it was the squirrels.
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2. Fieldofflowers
12:40 AM GMT on June 12, 2013
No need to trade. We've got your rabbits and babies. Very cute but.... My fellow neighbors put carrots out there and feed them. And they leave nuts out for the squirrels. As well meaning as they are, it's not helping.
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1. ChrisAnthemum
12:23 AM GMT on June 12, 2013
If I knew, Mary, I would sure tell you. Want to trade your squirrels for my rabbits? Yesterday, bun-buns chewed off two potted verbenas that were sitting on my porch a couple feet from my front door. Ain't no justice!
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Every day that I come here, I'm amazed by the awesome photos I see. I love to take photos of whatever catches my eye. Usually my photos have something to do with nature. Insects and flowers have always been a big interest. You can also find me on Flickr. Summer '09 goal: Aiming to take pictures daily, and upload some of my favorites. I hope people enjoy them as much as I do. Most of the time, the fun comes from taking the pictures, more than the actual results. Create your own visitor map! Counter started: 6-21-09

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