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Re: This and that
  • Subject: Re: This and that
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:49:26 EDT

I know I have woodchucks, but I haven't seen a rabbit in years.
There are too many coyotes around, I guess, and also a few
foxes.  That's why I can't let my cats out.  In past years the
cats took care of chipmunks.
I know chipmunks aren't supposed to eat plants, but they are
the only things that can get into my screened porch, and they
definitely have eaten plants in there - to say nothing of the 
red pepper ristra that was hanging there that they have totally
demolished and carried bits of all around the yard.  
Something is carefully eating the blossoms off my pink 
petunias- not the plants, just the blossoms.  They rebloom
in about a week and the blooms only last about half a day.
I haven't seen the culprit yet - the only critters I see are the
chippies - four or five of them run every time I step out my
kitchen door - and squirrels, which come for the bird food.
Not a good gardening year.
In a message dated 7/9/2010 10:42:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes:

I agree. One thing you might try is to put those narrow strips with
spikes used to put down carpet along your plant rows. Bet the rabbits
wouldn't like to feel those spikes; or put along your fence.

ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Friday, July 9, 2010 9:49:40 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] This and that 


Bleach is very toxic to soil micro-organisms as well as beneficial insects 
and earthworms. Also to any skin or eye surface it might contact while wet. 

Chipmunks do not typically eat plants. They're primarily seed eaters. I'd 
bet anything that they're not the culprit in your loss of lettuce, radish 
and beans. Bet it was the woodchuck or a rabbit, despite the fence. 

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