New to Virginia - Vegtable Theif

armywifecwJuly 10, 2013

I am new to Virginia, Fort Eustis to be precise. And I have something stealing my tomatoes and eating them. I have tried a few sprinkles I have found at Home Depot to keep animals away but nothing is working. I have seen lots of Squirrels in my area, so they may be the issue. But for the size of tomatoes that are getting taken, it may not be them. Any help of what else I can do to keep animals from stealing my tomatoes?

Thank You! :)

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Squirrels and groundhogs are a constant nuisance here in Richmond. Rather than fight them, I just plant an abundance - I always yield a large crop enough to cover all of us.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 2:05PM
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here is NOVA I'm dealing with squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, red foxes, coyotes, skunks, birds, and raccoons. Not sure who is getting to all my garden but its me against many. Like river_city says, plant for all and hope you get some. I take my tomatoes off the plants before they get really red and let them finish the last day inside. I get more that way.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 3:47PM
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Has anyone tried upside down tomatoes and has it deterred any of the thievery? I also am new to Virginia and this spring will be my first in the Fredericksburg area. Also what success have you had with the Virginia sun in partial shade v/s full sun?

    Bookmark   December 10, 2014 at 12:23PM
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