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Re: The First Zucchini/critters

Speaking of critters, how destructive are chipmunks? We have had a  
population explosion this year and they seem to be everywhere!
Zucchini are best small, IMHO. The giant ones are good only for bread  
or some other recipe that requires grating.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jun 6, 2007, at 10:47 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

> Our experiment with the hot wire barrier has gotten nowhere. Well, not
> really true...I was hoping for bodies (bloodthirsty I know) but that
> hasn't happened. The critters are no longer eating the lettuce  
> where the
> hot wire is, but if we are zapping anything it has not proved  
> lethal. So
> I don't know if they're not interested because what's in there is too
> old, are avoiding it because they don't like the looks, or have gotten
> shocked and are avoiding it. There is one rabbit still digging into  
> the
> enclosure around the soybeans but I am not noticing any new plant
> damage, so I don't know what he's up to. I guess the hot wire has done
> well enough that it's worth putting up early next year to protect new
> seedlings.
> Cyndi
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