When squirrels find and start eating your tomatoes you can say goodbay my tomato 🙁 This is great menace sometimes. If you keeping two or more or you live in an area with squirrel all will be sunshine and rainbows until they start destroying your garden. So Keeping Squirrels From Your Tomatoes!!
Apparently during times of minimal rain a squirrel’s feeding habit changes; they have been known to have a tendency to eat tomatoes at this period. Now for tomato farmers who have squirrels as pets or live in an area with squirrels this can be very devastating since they usually eat tomatoes before they even start to ripen.
The following remedies a can go a long way in helping you control these rodents and Keeping Squirrels From Your Tomatoes.
Introduce a predator
It’s called biological control in some circles. Adopt a dog or better yet dogs. Dogs will chase them away if you let them out in the yard. Furthermore smear dog hair around your tomato plants and this will serve as a repellent to squirrels.
Keep your squirrels full
The best way to avoid this especially for those who keep squirrels as pets is to keep them well feed. The rationale behind this is that if they’re too full their interest on tomatoes will drop. It’s a long shot but it’s worth a try.
Apply four square gardening techniques
Buy 4*4 square cages or build ones tailored to your needs. However this solution only applies if you developed 4*4 square raised beds. It is highly effective since they keep out mostly everything.
Net the area around the plants with the smallest mesh available. It is best to fix it to stakes then firmly drive them into the garden floor.
Get a couple of rags then soak them in vinegar. After soaking you then make drive dowels into the ground near your plants then wrap the rags around this dowels. The smell of vinegar will serve as a repellent just remember to re-soak thee rugs after a week or so.