Squirrels in the Flower Boxes

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When we woke up this morning, a squirrel had rummaged around in one of our flower boxes, upturning the herbs that were starting to sprout. We remembered Matt's Showdown last year, and quickly turned to the numerous comments on his post for a possible solution...

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Armed with readers' comments and a little research at the Humane Society and Tip King, one solution stands out from the rest: cayenne pepper. We're going to try sprinkling a bit of cayenne powder on top of the soil in the boxes and keep you posted. If that doesn't work, we mignt try blood meal, which sounds not at all appealing to us. Neither harm the squirrels or plants, but apparently are supposed to repel the pests. We'll see...

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