Tuesday, May 5, 2015


The first time saw squirrels around our yard, I thought they were cute. Steve kept telling me they are evil, but I didn't care until I had a garden. I planted seeds like sunflower, watermelon, honeydew, butter squash, beans.. the next day, I could see holes where they had been digging, and the seeds were all gone. Even though some survived and had sprouts about 2'', they were broken. The squirrels destroyed them.

Does anyone know how to keep squirrels out of the garden (without hurting them)?  They seem to like the cayenne pepper we put on the plants.


eHeart said...
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Anonymous said...

Fencing can help, also there are some sprays that you can buy that help keep rabbits out, and I think that there are some that will help keep squirrels out, too. Looks for names like 'Critter Ridder' and things like that.


Anonymous said...

I've never found anything that would keep them away. I'm afraid the only solution might be to fence the whole garden with chicken wire. Underneath the ground, too. I have one that has discovered my hummingbird feeders, The only ones he can't get are the ones on the eaves of the house. He tips them up, holds them to his mouth, and drinks the hummingbird food!