Re: [gardeners] Another corn newbie question

Bill Loke (
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 18:10:59 -0400

I haven't lost a cob to those midnight bandits in two years since I went to
a three strand electric fence. Those expletive deleted deer are an other
story. It looks like a stockade around the home acre is the only answer.:-)
And what do you do when you see that a woodchuck has made a home in your
potato patch. If they weren't hilled before, they sure are now. (Bill & Chris Loke)[Z4/5 on a good day]
The Lokeation, RR#1, Kars, Ontario K0A 2E0
Elderberries have more fun than younger berries!
-----Original Message-----
From: Margaret Lauterbach <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 6:03 PM
Subject: RE: [gardeners] Another corn newbie question

>At 03:47 PM 8/18/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>All right, nobody likes a smarta**, Cynthia!  :) :)  My father-in-law is
>>waiting patiently with an "I told you so" to see if I can beat the
>>racoons (something he failed at for about 6 years before he gave up
>>growing corn).
>Alice, I think they pick it before they eat it.  If they can't pick
>it....ahem.  I've read hints to take a packing tape dispenser (the
>hand-held dispenser of 2 inch wide scotch tape stuff), and take a turn
>around the ear then around the stalk, taping ear to stalk.  Ha!  Take that,
>rackety coon!  If you have 80 acres of corn, it would be too labor
>intensive to do this.  But to squelch an "I-told-you-so inlaw," it's worth
>quite a bit of that labor.  Margaret