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lokky
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August 5, 2013 - 2:06 pm
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Hi,

 

I have been having issues with squirrels chewing away the brinjals. I tried covering the veggies with ziplock covers and they aren't preventing them from being eaten away. Please suggest me some tried and tested methods that actually work. I searched and found that sprinkling cayenne pepper or pouring castor oil mixed with water are a few ways. Has anyone tried them.

 

If this keeps happening, my wife suggests me not to keep eggplants for a few months, so the pests stay away from the garden.

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Sudhir Nair
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August 27, 2013 - 5:17 pm
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Put some food aside for your squirrels which will let them leave this one free.

Putting a toy snake or cat in the brinjal pot can be done to check if they have any effect (Like scare crow).

Have a green house like covering for this plants.

Shifting the plant to safer location(even indoors).

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