Re: [gardeners] skirret

George Shirley (
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 08:39:11

At 07:00 AM 4/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Ray is planning to put a small "cage" over his lettuce to keep the bunies
>from nibbling.  The chicken wire worked wonderfully well last year over the
>pots we had on the deck.  The squirrels kept burying their nuts in them,
>then digging them out - along with the plants in them!  
>	Barb Rothenberger in cool, damp Missouri
>>George, if Sleepy can't get the squirrels, why not put a bit of chicken
>>wire or hardware cloth (wire mesh) over the earth until they sprout?  I've
>>done that with the more succulent (to squirrels) bulbs in the fall and it
>>seems to work fine.
>Barb Rothenberger
>Columbia, Mo.
>See our pictures of the Philadelphia flower show
Squirrels have been busy digging in everything around here, including pot
plants on the patio and on the potting bench. It may be time to borrow the
neighbors ferret.