Stop Squirrels from Eating Your Tomatoes

Squirrels can be a real nuisance to our tomato plants each summer.  Sometimes just by taking one bite out of a tomato then leaving it behind.  I have seen cages built to protect the tender plants, fox urine sprinkled around, and scare crow water sprinklers  all to keep these pesky critters at bay.  I learned about the following today and wanted to share it with you right away.  Let me know if you do it and the results you get.

A friend of mine in Texas tried this and said it worked for him.  Red clown noses. Yes, you read that right. He used red, round clown noses as decoys for the squirrels.  He reported great success this past year and only lost one or two tomatoes all season.  Hmmm, sounds like a trip to the clown store may be in order.  I googled red clown noses bulk and found many places to order.   Let me know how you are winning or losing with the squirrel challenge.

Remember we are always Planting to Grow.


P.S.  Our pruning class is Saturday, May 18th at the Quad on campus, 9:30am. The Quad is located between the Paris-Yates Chapel and the library. I hope to see you there.

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