[NAFEX] pests: currants
doreenh at ticon.net
Mon Jun 17 21:48:24 EDT 2002
I have terrible problems with chipmunks and strawberries. They take a bite
out of the ripening berries and throw the rest of the berry on the sidewalk
or lawn. By accident I came across a solution. I sprayed the plants with a
heavy mixture of kelp and fish meal emulsion to boost production. The odor
drove the chipmunks away. No damaged berries. When the odor abated, they
came back. So I sprayed again with a very diluted mix that still had
plenty of aroma. It seems to work.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ginda Fisher" <ginda at concentric.net>
To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 7:46 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] pests: currants
> The chipmunks are stripping the green berries off my currants again this
> year. Two years ago, they removed the entire crop. Last year, for
> whatever reason they left the currants alone. Today I came home to a
> small pile of green fruit on my back steps.
> any suggestions?
> eastern Mass., zone 6
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