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    Default Broccoli Plants getting eaten

    I suspect a woodchuck. I have seen one around. I have a fence, but he maybe getting through. How do I get rid of him, no guns there are other houses around.

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    Default Re: Broccoli Plants getting eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    I suspect a woodchuck. I have seen one around. I have a fence, but he maybe getting through. How do I get rid of him, no guns there are other houses around.
    You could make some cages out of the small hole chicken wire.
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    Default Re: Broccoli Plants getting eaten

    I can't help you with your problem but I can't pass up a chance to show how my plants turned out this spring! brag,brag,brag!! And they were delicious!
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    Default Re: Broccoli Plants getting eaten

    You might try sprinkling the plants with cayenne pepper. That trick works well for keeping squirrels out of the bird seed so it might work for keeping a critter off of your broccoli. I wouldn't put it on anything but the leaves, though. The family might not enjoy spicey broccoli!
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    Default Re: Broccoli Plants getting eaten

    perhaps a mix of garlic, cayanne or other hot pepper. if deer, add eggs and let it ferment a few days. strain, and spray.

    i favor the .22 method if it's a varmint, though. once they find a food source, they are hard to deter. you might also try a live trap and then haul whatever you catch about 10 miles away.

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    Default Re: Broccoli Plants getting eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    I suspect a woodchuck. I have seen one around. I have a fence, but he maybe getting through. How do I get rid of him, no guns there are other houses around.
    When you find the woodchuck, thank him for it, and keep him downwind.
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