I can tell you that the groundhog has not been back (that I can tell) since I put up the scarecrow. No more of my broccoli gone. Some of the plants that were chewed off at the stalks have actually started to grow baby leaves again!
We got a bigger trap to put in the garden on Sunday (borrowed from my FIL).
Then, yesterday, we stopped by Five Below and each of the children picked out a pinwheel. The movement from them is supposed to scare the groundhogs from coming in the garden. We put them around the broccoli plants. I don't know how much they will do to deter small animals, but they actually look pretty cool blowing in the breeze.
So, there you go. A free scarecrow, a borrowed trap, and three dollars on pinwheels to keep out the groundhogs.
|Can you find the pinwheels?|
|My three workers. :-)|
So grateful I have generous people to lend us a trap and for the cheap ideas (that seem to be working) to keep out the groundhog!)
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