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Am I Smarter Than a Chipmunk? part 2
2016 right now...two new baby chipmunks are running around the flower beds and in the pergola feeding area....one of them has decided to take up DIGGING....digging my flowers out of the containers that I have just planted. If they want to plant their sunflower seeds, that is fine with me but why move my plants out of the way? sometimes they leave the plants and just dig holes and the roots dry out on my plants....I have bought an extra bag of potting soil so I can fill in and holes that they dig in my 41 containers around the yard....We have tried putting sticks in the planters to make it crowded for them so they can't dig...it didn't work...I wish I could find something they don't like so I could add it to every container. I won't harm them but most of the neighbors poison them so they take up residence here...at a safe home.
I am still looking for ways to discourage the digging in my containers...any ideas, no matter how silly, let me know and I will try it... I am sad to add again this year that the Chipmunks have won again...But we did win with the tomatoes. We have 2 tomato plants on the side of the house and they would eat just a little off of the bottom of them. A few years ago we started planting the tiny small tomatoes, Patio tomatoes or cherry for them. When they are getting ripe, I lay them on the ledge of our blocks around the patio and later I will find them , half eaten. I feel good that I am keeping them away from the larger ones.... Here is Birdie..she is an inside cat but she does like to check out the chipmunks when the door is open...
Birdie my Cat... ( photo / image / picture from Sherry8's Garden )
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Hi Sherry, have the chipmunks seen Birdie and what was their reaction?
I'm having chipmunk problems too ... little buggers are everywhere! Wasn't sure if they were responsible for the digging in my gardens, thought it was raccoons. I'll be watching!
Frank....Birdie is an inside cat and they know she can't get them. She just gets real low and stares at them....if we let her outdoors she would be trying to sneak out all of the time when we let the dogs out and our area doesn't want cats running around the neighborhood. Too many feral cats already.
Netty...I would say yes, that it is the chipmunks digging. I have tunnels all over my flower beds. If I plug a hole, they just dig another one.
Try putting tin foil around the plants in pots. It worked for me. But with all our chippers I figured I wouldn't bother having any potted plants on my front porch. Just to frustrating.
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