What To Do About the Squirrels Digging Up My Plant Pots?

What To Do About the Squirrels Digging Up My Plant Pots?

Cambria Bold
Jun 28, 2010

Q: I finally planted my seedlings out in pots on my 2nd story patio this weekend. They have been doing quite well until today. I came home from work and one of my pots had been almost half dug out by an animal! I'm assuming its either the chipmunk that lives in my yard, or a squirrel. It literally dug up almost half of the large pot and covered 2 of my seedlings…

...My herb pot also had a little bit of the dirt dug up, but no plants harmed. So my question is, does anyone know of any non-toxic yet effective ways to deter squirrels and/or chipmunks from digging in my patio pots or eating the fruits/veggies? Last year I had a chipmunk eat my tomatoes right before I was ready to pick them. I don't want to have a battle of epic proportions all season with these cute yet monstrous fuzzy creatures.

Sent by Karissa

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