How does one keep flies off shit? Ben off Jennifer? Jimmy Carter off
peanuts? Bees off beebalm? Growing sunflowers in the presence of
squirrels is like filling the dogfood dish with quality kibble then
griping because the dog ate it.
-paghat the ratgirl
"Of what are you afraid, my child?" inquired the kindly teacher.
"Oh, sir! The flowers, they are wild," replied the timid creature.
Good luck w/ those pesky rodents. I dont think squirrels are cute at
all. I am a nature lover in general, but I draw the line at squirrels.
Where I went to school the squirrels were not afraid of humans.. They
were always hiding out in trash receptacles and jumping out at you went
you walked by, usually when you had a cup of hot coffee in your hand. I
always imagined them planning ambushes and going back to their nests to
high five each other after startling a human.
I find sprinkling dried blood (you can find this at Lowes or HD) around
my plants scares the squirrels away.
Adam Schwartz wrote:
The short answer -- you don't. The squirrels have the advantage as
sunflowers grow tall. If you put them in the center of a field, surrounded
with electric fence, a perimeter alarm hooked up to lasers, and pressure
sensitive mines they will STILL find a way to pop the head off JUST before
The best answer is to just plant more. You can try putting down bloodmeal
or other repellants but they'll be on the ground -- if you're like most
folks you probably have trees nearby, or a wall, or something else they can
climb so.... :(
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