How can I keep squirrels,rabbits and birds away from tomato plants

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  • Get pets! I have 6 cats and 6 dogs . . .

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 19, 2017
    Squirrels...make hot pepper sprays,apply blood meal,rabbits,use citrus or hot pepper and garlic,birds put netting over the tomatoes

  • Rachelle Gordon Rachelle Gordon on Jun 19, 2017
    you can place a wire cage around the plant. Also placing red chili peppers in the form of flakes in and around the plant helps. Cats are the number one deterrent. The different home improvement stores also carry sprays.

  • Angel Angel on Jun 19, 2017
    hair from your hairbrush and crushed red pepper from the spice aisle.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 19, 2017
    Use tomato cages to start with. That will keep the vines off the ground. If it's too late to grow the vines in the cage, put the cage on upside down and tie any vines you can to the cage, using soft fabric strips. Then, wrap the cages with chicken wire. Since chicken wire is so flexible, you can make sure the wire goes a few inches under the cages and can be stretched wide or compressed, and wrapped to create a cap on top. Be sure to cut yourself a couple of flaps so you can pull the ripe tomatoes and close the flaps. This should keep birds, squirrels and rabbits from eating your lunch. Best wishes 😇

  • Denise Brown Denise Brown on Jun 19, 2017
    sprinkle cayenne pepper directly on the plant, keeps everything away.

  • D.  Goodwin D. Goodwin on Jun 19, 2017
    I use moth balls....Ik, sounds nasty but works.

  • Rosalie Rogers Rosalie Rogers on Jun 19, 2017
    The only sure way I know of is to isolate the plants and put up some kind of barrier like chicken wire around the isolated area. But, remember, too much protection may interfere too much with the growth of the plants. You are trying to win a battle against Mother Nature and she usually wins out even a little. Good luck. I leave my plants out in the open and plant enough so we can share the fruit with the little thieves but I bring mine in before they get too ripe. I check them at least twice a day. I also pick the green ones before the weather gets cold , layer them between newspaper in a cardboard box, close the box and they will ripen. Check every 4 or 5 days and use the ripe ones as usual. Amazed this works, but I do this every year now.

  • Wre16322797 Wre16322797 on Jun 20, 2017
    Thanks for the help!