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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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