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Strawberry thieves
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Farmer Ted Aug 14, 2009.

 

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Farmer Ted replied to Frank O'Leary's discussion 'Strawberry thieves'
"I have a 2 ft chicken wire fence around my patch (about 25 x 20 ft). I lined the bottom of the fence with medium sized stone (8-10" in diameter). I then have bird netting covering the patch, connected to the fence. Chipmunks get in on…"
Aug 14, 2009
Carrie Seal-Stahl replied to Frank O'Leary's discussion 'Strawberry thieves'
"2 Words: Fox Urine. Available at your local hunting/sporting goods store. Critters (rabbit, squirrel, chipmunk etc) won't go near it, deer is another story..."
Aug 14, 2009
Frank O'Leary replied to Frank O'Leary's discussion 'Strawberry thieves'
"Trell: Thanks for the advice. I will pick them when I see "jumpy squirrel"(so named by my 3 yr old) around. And will try the spce over the vicks. Thanks again. "
Jul 5, 2009
Trell Johnson replied to Frank O'Leary's discussion 'Strawberry thieves'
"I have been going with the "If you can't beat em, join em" method recently. I Mean, if the berry is good enough for the squirrel... Seriously though, the squirrels pick them at the same time you should. Allow the berry to sun-ripen in…"
Jun 26, 2009
Rainforest Moon replied to Frank O'Leary's discussion 'Strawberry thieves'
"2 homegrown and harmless solutions that worked for me with squirells - Have you tried sprinkling cayenne pepper in your garden? Or take a few rocks and smear them with Vicks Vaporub?"
Jun 25, 2009
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Frank O'Leary replied to Frank O'Leary's discussion 'Strawberry thieves'
"Sarah: Great idea...thank you "
Jun 16, 2009
Frank O'Leary replied to Frank O'Leary's discussion 'Strawberry thieves'
"Sarah: I have them in earthboxes and my place has poor sunlight so where they are is the only south facing location. I was thinking of fencing...chicken wire, etc...but I think the rascals will be laughing at my feeble attempts to stop them. Thanks…"
Jun 16, 2009
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Strawberry thieves

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop my strawberry thieves??? The local animals, squirrels and raccoons are continually taking my berries. I assume they are good because of how quickly they are taken when they start to ripen but I would like to enjoy a couple. Any suggestions would be appreciated.See More
Jun 16, 2009
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