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A new improvised small animal deterrent

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A new improvised small animal deterrent

Post  Hardcoir on 4/1/2013, 3:46 pm

We ran out of the normal things we use to keep the squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits out of the garden. Well, we actually had it planned correctly, until I got the nerve to add yet another 20 SF to our garden and place our leftover transplants that were going to be euthanized to the compost.

I transplanted our leftover parsley and romaine lettuce this past Friday afternoon, and within minutes one of the "wascly wabbits" was hopping down from the woods. I went outside with a book and read for awhile to keep Bugs and friends away.

While walking over to deposit some herbal tea bags on the compost, I noticed a broken clay pot that due to apathy, I had not thrown away or used to cover the holes in other pots. There were several tiny pieces, almost all with sharp sides.

Eureka! I shouted (okay in my head and not out loud because Maryann next door was on her patio with some society friends). I took some of the sharp pieces and surrounded the lettuce and parsley like a fortress.

As of Monday afternoon, the little transplants are untouched. Because I am a huge klutz, I have an ample supply of broken clay pots.


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Re: A new improvised small animal deterrent

Post  Nicola on 4/1/2013, 11:23 pm

:nono:
hb :nono:
What an inspired idea, and another use for those shards that I, too, have too many of.
good idea

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