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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2022, 10:53:05 am »



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We live within city limits so I leave that job up to the terrier!  He snagged another one yesterday!
This year I started my tomatoes from seed and they are ready to go in the ground.  We've had such crummy weather that they are still sitting in pots. We've had late freezes, high winds, and heavy rains that are timed as such that the soil stays saturated.

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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2022, 11:24:52 am »
Usually Air rifles are legal in most cities...   I once got a dog to keep the deer and squirrels out of the garden...   I thought h3e was seriously slacking in his job... until one day I watched him, VERY carefully select a ripe tomato, carry it out of the garden and then eat the whole thing.....    ???
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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2022, 11:56:36 am »
Just remember, there are squirrel seasons. A hunting out of season ticket price would buy many tomatoes.
Also, every time you kill a nursing mother, sleep well knowing the babies are slowly starving to death.
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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2022, 11:25:08 am »
Just remember, there are squirrel seasons. A hunting out of season ticket price would buy many tomatoes.
Also, every time you kill a nursing mother, sleep well knowing the babies are slowly starving to death.


   A call to the local game warden.. he didn't even come out just told me to go ahead and shoot them.... and gave me a lic number over the phone...  (But I do live in Rural Iowa) And... I dont sleep badly at all... if they stayed out of my garden I would love watching them playing in the yard, and my Dog LOVES chasing them, though rarely catches one....   They are hugely entertaining, if they weren't so destructive....
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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2022, 12:56:43 pm »
If they are destroying your property, kill them.

Tell us about the destruction the nursing babies did. I'm all ears.
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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2022, 11:06:19 pm »
True, the nursing babies are not destructive until they grow up and move out... chew through my soffit and try to make a new home in my attic. AND it costs me new soffit, wiring, and AC lines that they also chewed, twice. At which point the mercy and morality I try to uphold and maintain begins to fail.
   
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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2022, 08:37:00 pm »
I wish I was tall enough to get my bird netting on my peach and pear trees. The squirrels eat all the young fruit and nothing left. Last year I got one pear from 2 trees.  Tomatoes they don't bother, they have bigger plants to rob
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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2022, 02:10:56 pm »
HAHA! So the secret to tomatoes is to plant fruit trees!!!!!    ;D
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Re: Squirrel proofing tomatoes
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2022, 05:26:16 pm »
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