Beth Babb
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Chris Hovlik replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"I was told if you sprinkle blood meal around the boarder of your garden where you are having a squirrel problem it will deter them."
Sep 10, 2009
liz joseph replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"my future hubby sets out a couple of live traps daily to catch mice. Today we had a squirril in it. I picked it up to see who was inside and saw the poor little black squirril... (my neighbor and i feed them.. they're not a problem around here,…"
Aug 10, 2009
Maureen T replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"Wow! Great advice and apparently a very common problem. I took the advice to quit putting out corn for the squirrels. It means we also lost the mallard duck pair and several mourning doves, but the squirrels--though still hanging around--are much…"
Jun 16, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"Hi, Anne! I was feeding the squirrels, but my landlord asked me to stop doing so. As soon as I stopped, they started raiding my pots. Sigh. So far, I'm keeping them off with a cayenne spray that is nasty enough to make my eyes tear when…"
Jun 10, 2009
Anne replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"I, too, have been having a terrible time with them this year. A grouchy neighbor feeds them, and since I have a pond and lots of trees and grape arbor, my yard is their grand central station, a transportation hub. My little corgi chases and barks at…"
Jun 10, 2009
Beth Babb left a comment for Jill Cullen
"Hi, again! Our pond was spring-fed, too. We dug it where we had a patch of constantly marshy land...so marshy that we had cattails in the middle of our pasture! I guess mineral deposits accounted for the wonderful texture. It would be interesting to…"
Jun 8, 2009
Jill Cullen left a comment for Beth Babb
"Beth, I live in Stowe which is pretty close to Burlington. I think you and I have alot of the same gardening conditions although Albany may be a little milder than the here in the mountains. I just started planting this weekend because of late…"
Jun 7, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"Yes, I know that works...I was feeding them and when they had their cracked corn and peanuts, they left my boxes alone. My landlord, however, felt that I was attracting them and asked me to stop feeding them. As soon as I stopped, they started…"
Jun 5, 2009
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Jun 5, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Bonnie Long/zn5/Wi.'s discussion Peony in the group Flower Gardens
"I would suspect that they're not getting enough water.....tell your neighbor to water them a little more frequently, see if that stops the problem. Ask her if she's seeing any small white spots, too...she might have mites."
Jun 3, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"I'm not that fond of wine, so get me a case of beer and we'll see....LOL "
Jun 3, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"They are very territorial, Char, so they will indeed be back. It might take them months, if you move them far away, but they will be back. My Dad did an experiment with painting chipmunks and then releasing them 150 miles from his home...6 months…"
Jun 3, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"Hi, Char! The problem with have-a-heart traps is that I don't have a car, so I can't transport them very far away and I know how territorial they are: they'll be right back, even if I take them 100+ miles away. I could always take…"
Jun 3, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"Hi. I don't know how the plants are going to do, planted so closely together, but they haven't been dug up yet, so if they can just be left alone for a few weeks, they'll get too big to interest the squirrels. I've noticed in the…"
Jun 3, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"Lorrie: it sounds like lethal traps are your only option at this point......either that or get a terrier! I would get a dog but I have a small apartment...hopefully, you have more room and can support a small dog like a rat terrier. Good luck! For…"
Jun 3, 2009
Beth Babb replied to Beth Babb's discussion How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the group Flower Gardens
"Well, perhaps I have found a solution......my neighbor recommened that I simply plant the plants very close together, making a thick mat on the soil with them. I did this, doubling the flower plants in each pot, and this morning, no digging was…"
Jun 3, 2009

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Expert
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
Container Gardening
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
3-4 hours

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At 7:30am on June 7, 2009, Jill Cullen said…
Beth, I live in Stowe which is pretty close to Burlington. I think you and I have alot of the same gardening conditions although Albany may be a little milder than the here in the mountains. I just started planting this weekend because of late frosts. All the other plants and trees in my yard are pretty much alpine and they seem to have withstood all of this crazy weather, of late. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
At 7:28am on June 7, 2009, Joanne Davis~~top of Z6/IL said…
Gardening is an all out effort, don't you think? If it's not squirrels, it's deer, or jap beetles, or drought, or too much rain. We become warriors. The perrenials 'round here are lush and blooming like crazy...it's the annuals that have had a difficult time due to all the rain, and unfortunately that includes tomatoes and other things that I want to get moving in the kitchen garden. They're finally getting established, but it's seemed slower this year. I've had to be patient.

We're getting lettuce and greens, raddish, onions. Strawberries just finished. A few blueberries and my black raspberries are about ready. Yellow squash is small and cute.

Oh, and I'm "recession-mulching" this year...using straw from the barn instead of buying loads of mulch for the vegies. Doesn't look as pretty, but I don't mind.

Keep up the fight. You'll conquer those varmits!
 
 
 

 

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