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 Post subject: somethings eating my fruit!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:48 pm 
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im not sure what it is, either a squirrel or homeless person or something is eating my almost ripe fruits. what do i do about this? i could put a net over the plants, but its not just one plant, its all of them, minus the jalapenos. and i have two berry bushes that are in pots that i would have to net too, and it just doesnt seem cost effective. any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: somethings eating my fruit!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:25 pm 
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If it's squirrels, you pretty much have to just make the things inaccessible to them. Squirrels are hard to deter. If it's a homeless person, I guess call the police? :D

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 Post subject: Re: somethings eating my fruit!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:26 am 
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I cover my berries with netting fabric from the fabric store. It's about $3-5 per yard. You could see if there's some heavily discounted kind in a bright color or something, ask a manager. Do you have kitties or doggies? I know this sounds gross, but put a couple of turds near the plants--squirrels aren't crazy about moving in on another animal's territory.

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 Post subject: Re: somethings eating my fruit!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:30 am 
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Do you have raccoons? They eat all of our cherries in an ungodly amount of time.


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 Post subject: Re: somethings eating my fruit!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:41 am 
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Deer? They eat all the fruit at my parents cottage. But only once it's ripe.


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 Post subject: Re: somethings eating my fruit!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:50 pm 
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ill try the poo thing and the net idea. (i have a dog). its not deer, i live in the outskirts of houston. i imagine its squirrels or opossums or something. its just irritating watching your tomatoes start to ripen and then the shell of said tomato is in the yard.


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