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By slicric78
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So, any recommendations on a good greenhouse?

Or what you use for a cage.

Squirrels have decided to also nibble on my plants.

Trying to stay positive here ...
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By thepitchergrower
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Dang. All the rodents are teaming up against your plants? Maybe get a squirrel defense 500 (panman's chicken coop.)
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By Panman
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thepitchergrower wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:57 pm Dang. All the rodents are teaming up against your plants? Maybe get a squirrel defense 500 (panman's chicken coop.)
Ahem, that's the Squirrel Defense 5000. The chicken coop has really worked well in keeping out the critters. One downside is that most be have a hard time navigating through the holes.
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By TrapsAndDews
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There's always the option of getting a high security vault, fixing it with grow lights, and put all your plants in there. Then maybe think about getting some guard dogs. While you're at it, make a barber wire fence around the vault, and then surround the area with mines.

(Ok, time to be serious again.) Maybe a cat could help. I've never had problems with squirrels or mice.
By slicric78
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TrapsAndDews wrote: Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:35 pm There's always the option of getting a high security vault, fixing it with grow lights, and put all your plants in there. Then maybe think about getting some guard dogs. While you're at it, make a barber wire fence around the vault, and then surround the area with mines.

(Ok, time to be serious again.) Maybe a cat could help. I've never had problems with squirrels or mice.
And add machine guns with motion detectors....
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By thepitchergrower
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Add lasers, and missiles...
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By TrapsAndDews
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Maybe a couple nuclear bombs... Oh wait, you would destroy your plants with those.
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By TrapsAndDews
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@slicric78 did you ever have problems with critters before?
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Nope. Moved here a few months ago and they are all over me.
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I've had success with simple DIY wire mesh covers to protect outdoor plants. I used something similar to https://www.lowes.com/pd/Garden-Zone-Ac ... 1000552855. Just cut to size with wire snips (wear gloves!) and bend to enclose seedling trays, pots etc. Could be useful as a temporary measure while you prepare your new greenhouse or high tech defense system :lol:
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By elaineo
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I made this out of trash I found in a dumpster (broken pallet, used chicken wire). The top is unframed, so critters can’t perch on it and poop on my stuff. We have digging critters, but I built the cage to exactly fit my plants to the edges so nothing can dig in.
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By TrapsAndDews
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The turkey looks hungry. He seems to be eyeing your plants.
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