How do I keep squrrels away from garlic?

lilacs_of_mayOctober 13, 2007

Most of the garlic I've planted these last couple weeks has been dug up and stolen. How do I keep these d*mn squirrels from eating my garlic? Most of the animal repellents contain garlic, which I'm afraid would just attract and encourage them.

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korney19(z6a Buffalo, NY)

Lilacs, you can try floating row cover, shade cloth, etc. Floating row cover is pretty cheap. Or if you buy that shade cloth I told you about, you can reuse it in the spring/summer for your broccoli!

Mark

    Bookmark   October 13, 2007 at 7:50PM
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penguingardener

Lilacs, in the fall, I have problems in general with squirrels digging in my beds, but they're usually digging in their nuts. Come spring, they're digging looking for their nuts (sigh, I toss them as I find them).

I have found a clove here and there dug up, but I didn't notice them being eaten. Maybe your squirrels have a much more gourmet tastes over there? :)

Sorry, I have no idea how to keep squirrels away. Then again, I live in a borough called, "Squirrel Hill."

    Bookmark   October 13, 2007 at 11:07PM
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oldroser(z5)

Lay chicken wire flat over the row. Also keeps cats from digging. The garlic will grow up through it or you can remove the wire once the garlic starts sprouting or in spring.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 5:21PM
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