Comments On - Protect Your Garden Against Wildlife

Great article.
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Paul, Round Hill, VA
Posted: 5/19/2013 10:13:41 AM
I will definitely try corn for the squirrels.
Karen, Mississauga, ON
Posted: 5/8/2013 3:27:40 PM
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 4/15/2012 8:44:24 AM
Yes, critters can be a detriment to gardens but with a little planning such as you have outlined here they can be kept under control.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 4/6/2011 6:17:37 AM
Adopt a feral cat colony or stray cat. This is a great organic solution.
Cathy, Richmond, VA
Posted: 4/5/2011 9:15:51 AM
Eat them.
k, k, KS
Posted: 3/31/2011 11:06:39 PM
What about raccoons? They ave been our problem.
Karen, Dallas, TX
Posted: 3/29/2011 8:40:14 AM
h, m, HI
Posted: 3/28/2011 11:30:56 PM
Oh, I don't know. Wildlife can add some tasty benefits to your meals. Rabbits and squirrels are both quite tasty. I think I'll pass on the skunks, though.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 3/28/2011 8:11:24 AM
g, g, GA
Posted: 3/27/2011 11:59:12 PM
k, i, ID
Posted: 3/26/2011 5:10:51 PM
I do have squirrels, rabbits, and a possum once in a while, but I live too far into urban city for deer. So far I haven't had critter trouble. When I found rabbit nests in mulch around my tomatoes, I sprinkled it down real good with cayenne pepper and no more nesting. However, I have to say that I haven't grown anything that would attract the night time critters. This year will be the test when I add lettuce and radish to the menu.

Have a great friendly wild critter day.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 3/26/2011 1:23:04 PM
What about opossums? They devastated our garden last year. Ate all the grapes and dug up everything looking for slugs.

Now we have two that are semi tame and have moved in permanently. Cute but destructive.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 3/25/2011 11:50:38 PM
Great article and I love Bruce's idea about planting a little extra for the critters!
Missy, Altoona, PA
Posted: 3/25/2011 3:32:29 PM
I don't mind sharing a bit with the wildlife. I consider it part of my responsibility. I don't net my fruit trees and I do lose a bit of fruit but I always have more than I need.

I understand that wildlife can absolutely devastate a garden in a single night so fencing and the like are fine with me. They always seem to show up the day before I'm going to harvest. How do they know?

I protect my rabbits from my garden as much as I protect them from the coyotes, so it really is for their own good.

Planting some for the birds and for the other critters is a good idea, just don't do it near your garden or they will think it's a buffet just for them.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 3/25/2011 9:13:24 AM
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