I read one time that rabbits and squirrels won't bother onions. Is that true? Also, what about leafy veggies planted in containers on the patio? Should I protect them in some way from "predators?" or will they be reluctant to come that close to an area that we regularly use?
I can't speak about squirrels, but I know that rabbits don't bother my onions. We have a heavy population of cotton-tails and they seem to ignore my onions. That is the only section of my garden I don't have to fence. The rabbits "love" fresh pea sprouts, small lettuces, and other greens. I have a small-weave fence around the rest of my garden to at least discourage them from getting into the garden.
If you have containers that are elevated, they are probably safe from rabbits...but wouldn't be from squirrels. Around here, the rabbits come right up to our porch (as evidenced by the gift of pellets they leave behind in the grass). I don't think squirrels are much afraid of being around people, either. Good luck!
there does not seem to be much i can plant that they dont eat ! first time i noticed i went to see why my onion stalk (not sure if that is correct word) was tipping over, only to find that the gophers had eaten every part of the onion that was under ground.
Terri, I don't know about gopher stew, but I told the guys @ work I knew where they could do some good squirrel hunting! Also, I think rabbit stew is supposed to be good! They could take their pick in my yard! :)
And she thinks YOU'RE nuts? LOL! You know, I have an indoor cat as well, and I used to own a pet-sitting service, so I know cats pretty well. I would think a cap gun (if they still make those-I'm giving away my age now!) would work wonders scaring away cats. Just a couple of times, I think, would do it. I'm scared to death of guns-even BB guns-but a cap gun I could handle (I think!). Just a thought!
LOL synsfun. A watergun is alot more fun than a cap gun.
I talk to my cats all the time. They mostly ignore me.One thinks I'm calling her beautiful names and will purr away while I talk.
Rabbit and squirrel stew is delicious.Anyone want a receipe?
I think you are right about the cats and squirrels talking about us.