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I'm new to squirrels in the garden this year. I saw one on the fence today eyeing my garden. I wanted to see what he was going to do, but the dog saw him and scared him up the tree.<br><br>
What are they after to eat in my garden? Want to know what is safe and what isn't.<br><br>
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Hmm. Do you have trees? Do you feed birds? I know they'll steal birdseed from our feeders,and we don't even have big trees in our neighborhood yet. Also they will sometimes live in odd places like a chimney.
 

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Nope, don't have any bird feeders, but I do have two big shade trees. He was eyeing my 4x6 garden bed when I saw him. I have garlic, kale, lettuce, shallots, and two artichoke plant in wine barrels. What will he try to eat of those?
 

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I have tons of squirrels and chippies and they never went in my garden although it would be easy for them to get in. There was spinach, chard, peas, carrots, sage, cilantro, and basil. They did eat my cilantro and basil starts off my deck and some strawberries I left out once. I don't get it, but it's nice they didn't get more than they did!?!
 

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I watched one dig up my peas that I'd planted. Also how fresh is the garlic? They like bulbs. Watch them in the summer, they will take just one bite out of a bunch of tomatoes. (why they can't finish one I don't know!)
 

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Do you think if I mulched my garlic really well they wouldn't get to the garlic? I planted the garlic I think in September. I need to fertilize and mulch it though.<br><br>
Maybe I can let the dog out early and keep her out to watch after my garlic. He came out around 9:30-10 maybe. He's a brave one.
 

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i don't know why but the title of your thread just cracked me up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

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If you planted in Sept you should be fine, they like fresh bulbs. And I think once they started digging and figured it wasn't tulips you might be fine.<br>
I think they also just like to dig a bit.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i don't know why but the title of your thread just cracked me up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"></div>
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It is kind of a funny title. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thanks Jess! I hope he leaves my plants alone. It seemed like my artichoke had been sat on a bit though. I wonder if he had done that earlier.
 
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