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Old 06-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default Something dug up my Cascade

So pissed right now. I went out to check on the hops today and something (a squirrel is my guess) had dug up the root on my best plant. It was a first year Cascade and was 10' tall and going strong. The bine and rhizome were completely severed from the root system it had built. I put it back in the ground. Any chance that it re-roots and grows? Will it come back next year?

Fencing will be going around the other 2 for now and possibly traps. I thought they would be fine because I have 2 dogs that are always out by the garden. Guess not.


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Old 06-06-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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So sorry to hear about that. I had rabbits eat up all my broccoli and cabbage seedlings before I got the netting up. Very frustrating.



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when i had first planted my rhizomes i had skunks or raccoons digging them up because the soil was soft. My guess was that they were looking for earthworms. Eventually i put chicken wire around them and i was set. That does suck man, sorry to hear about that.

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Old 06-07-2011, 12:47 AM   #4
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something dug up the root on my best plant..
shoot it.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:05 AM   #5
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I had some problems with groundhogs! Like Bremonk said, Shoot it!

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I had raccoons digging mine up last year. Someone on this forum suggested human urine as a deterrent. It worked! They stopped bothering the plants.

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You mean around the plants with urine I'm assuming... heard this before with rabbits and flowers.

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Urine is also 96-0-0 fertilizer.

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SUPER urea!

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I thought they would be fine because I have 2 dogs that are always out by the garden.
I've had the exact opposite experience; the dogs generally being the culprit of the garden damage, not the protector. Particularly if you use fish emulsion or other organic stinky stuff for fertilizer or soil amendments.


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