in need of castor beens to fend of babboons!

wilhelm.dupOctober 6, 2011

Hello I'm in South Africa and I have a horde of pestilential mountain baboons destroying our vegetable garden constantly.

I would like to surround my vegetable garden with a barrage of castor bean plants.

does anyone have any seeds / beans I have eard different things people talking abuot castor bean plant SEEDS and then beans. Aren't the beans the seeds.

Please email me at, I can't get hold of these beans in this country, which is lovely without babboons in your vegetable garden, I can tell you.

Please let me know... a bag of beans would also help, but where do you get them? The baboons even eat potato peels, in fact they will eat anything edible, and I don't favour chemicals as I'm a bit of a naturalist. I just want to get rid of them, they're worse than the complains of DEER I've read about here...



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Belgianpup(Wa/Zone 7b)

Baboons are smart animals, which is why SA has such a problem. I don't know of a single type of animal here in the USA that will eat castor beans.

About the only remedy that I have heard will keep baboons out of anywhere is electric fencing.


    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 1:03AM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

In the US we have problems with baboons in congress. No one seems to be able to remove them.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2011 at 2:05PM
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Oh! Oh! Maybe plain old castor oil for some Congressmen is a good idea? I am apprehensive of growing castor beans because I have children and very stupid dogs running around, but lots of people grow them and lots of seed catalogs carry them and some seed catalogs will ship overseas. One of them is Johnny's selected seeds, and I am sure there is more.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 10:39PM
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