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Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:55 am

I enjoy the wild life but sometimes they can be destructive little critters!

Squirrels for example, can do a bit of damage to the fruit of tomato plants. They love to get them in the green stage before they have a chance to ripen....bite a hole in the fruit and getting the liquid from the fruit. They do not eat the rest but leave it lying on the ground.

My garden was heavily damaged last year. One thing that helps keep the squirrels away is to tie up Irish Spring or other high smelling soap on a string near the plants.

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Re: Damage From Critters

Post by brandon_g on Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:38 pm

I have had people complain about deer. They really hate them. Eat all of their plants.

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Re: Damage From Critters

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:02 am

The deer may leave the garden alone with the use of Irish Spring or strong soap.
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Post by brandon_g on Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:05 am

Glad E Olah wrote:The deer may leave the garden alone with the use of Irish Spring or strong soap.  

Irish Spring? Why do the deer not like that? The taste?
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Re: Damage From Critters

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:40 am

No it is the smell of the deod soap. Very strong and the deer will stay away from it. My brother in law used it on his farm and it worked for him.
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Post by brandon_g on Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:54 am

Wow! Boy you learn something new everyday I suppose Very Happy.

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Re: Damage From Critters

Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:12 am

Yep! But worth a try for anyone.....not to expensive.
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Post by brandon_g on Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:27 pm

Glad E Olah wrote:Yep!  But worth a try for anyone.....not to expensive.


Indeed, how about you? What do you use?
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Re: Damage From Critters

Post by Ikerepc on Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:33 pm

Here:

Glad E Olah wrote:
My garden was heavily damaged last year.  One thing that helps keep the squirrels away is to tie up Irish Spring or other high smelling soap on a string near the plants.  

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Post by brandon_g on Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:58 pm

I meant what method does he use or prefer to use personally Very Happy.

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Post by Ikerepc on Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:31 pm

Oh, ok. I will keep just looking this... Very Happy
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Re: Damage From Critters

Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:35 pm

If you are thinking of my brother in law.....well he has used the soap for many years.

For me I move the tomato section to different parts of the garden each year so not sure if the squirrels will bother them in a new location this year. If so the soap will be used.
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Re: Damage From Critters

Post by brandon_g on Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:47 pm

Oh so you use a comfusion tactic. Nice! Smile

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Re: Damage From Critters

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:10 am

LOL
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