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Squirrels and Tomatoes & yellow leafs @ base of plants

Posted by brody_54 Louisiana (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 3, 08 at 17:04

I have tried to raise tomatoes many times in the past and the squirrels in my area pick them green, eat a bite, and discard. In the past the plants were grown in the ground. This season I have planted them in large pots & placed them on elevated stands (tables). I have heard putting cyienne (sp ??) pepper around the plants will keep them away. Should I place the pepper on the ground surrounding the plants or in the pots the plants are in?

At the base of my plants yellow leaves have begun to form - I have been pinching these off but wonder why they are turning yellow to begin with. The plants have plenty of room between each pot and I water late in the afternoon.

Thanks for all the help I might receive in advance. . .

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