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Stop squirrels eating strawberries and tomatoes

    Squirrels can cause a lot of damage in the garden, especially when it comes to fruiting plants such as tomatoes and strawberries.

    So how can you keep squirrels away from the ripe strawberries and tomatoes?

    Here are three tried and tested ways to stop squirrels from eating strawberries and tomatoes in the garden.

    Build a garden net

    Building a garden net is the best way to stop squirrels from stealing ripe tomatoes and strawberries.

    Here is what we did last summer to keep the squirrels away.

    Use fruit shopping bags

    The fruit-netted shopping bags work wonders when it comes to stopping squirrels from eating strawberries and tomatoes.

    Check out the fruit cage for sale.

    You can also use the Ziploc bags and Covid19 kit bags.

    Put the bunch of new fruit inside a bag or the bag over the pot and seal it off.

    Here is a photo of how we used the fruit-netted shopping bags.

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    Netted shopping bag keeping Squirrels away from ripe strawberries

    Put up a bamboo wind chime

    A bamboo wind chime makes beautiful musical sounds in the rustle of the wind. Place the wind chime close to where the plants are fruiting.
    The sounds and gentle movement of the bamboo wind chime are a great squirrel deterrent.
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    Bamboo wind chime on tomato frame to deter squirrels

    Use bamboo spikes

    Tomato plants and strawberries grown in pots are very easy to protect with a few bamboo spikes.

    You can use bamboo skewers or bamboo sticks with the pointed edge facing upwards to stop squirrels in their tracks.

    The sharp edges are good squirrel deterrents. 

    They will leave the ripe strawberries and tomatoes alone.

    Stop squirrels eating strawberries and tomatoes

    There are possibly many ways to prevent squirrels from eating tomatoes, strawberries, carrots and other fruit, berries and veggies in the garden.

    Find one that works for you and stick with it.

    The three are tried and tested methods that work every time.

    Let us know if you have an effective way to keep squirrels away from tomatoes and strawberries

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