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Old 10-02-2010, 12:54 PM   #21
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It seems moles and weasels like to eat everything from the rhizome on up. I caught the little buggers doing it, but it was too late. They got nearly everything; 20 rhizomes.


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Old 10-04-2010, 01:18 AM   #22
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Squirrels were never a problem. I had raccoons digging up the rhizomes, until I read (on this site!) that human urine kept them away. Worked like a charm!
anyone else want to verify this statement? or is this a joke?

to last post: wow 20 rhizomes thats like 100 bux. I DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO ME IMA GO PISS ON MY SOIL! haha

man i'm not sure if this is going to be worth it I mean I also have a chihuahua that eats everything...it eats basil leaves,mint leaves, snails, spiders, flys, ANYTHING probably even hops.

wtvr see if im motivated next year.


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Old 10-04-2010, 03:00 AM   #23
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The only thing you will have to worry about is japanese beatles and for that you just pick up a little neem oil and mix in with your water when you see them coming. In order to keep them up off the ground a bit just get some 5 gallon buckets and cut the bottoms off and fill it up with soil that will keep them up and out of the way but allow them to grow down and have 5 gallons of fresh compost to grow in. Make sure you usea little lime ot stabilise your Ph. You have noth ing ot worry about. You need to get a season or two in before they produce anyway.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:05 AM   #24
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anyone else want to verify this statement? or is this a joke?
Although I am not positive it works for everything, I know it works for deer. Humans eat meat, so their urine smells like a predator and scares away prey animals.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:49 AM   #25
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So, what you're saying is piss on it?


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Squirrels were never a problem. I had raccoons digging up the rhizomes, until I read (on this site!) that human urine kept them away. Worked like a charm!
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:52 AM   #26
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I have had limited squirrel problems with other crops in my yard. They ate all my cherrys off the tree one year. They ate all my walnuts, too.
Then I got even.
100 squirrels a year for me....
No more crop damage.
Lots of shooting practice, too.
Now if I so much as open the door they run like a hawk was after them.
I still get the dumb ones.
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The only thing you will have to worry about is japanese beatles and for that you just pick up a little neem oil and mix in with your water when you see them coming. In order to keep them up off the ground a bit just get some 5 gallon buckets and cut the bottoms off and fill it up with soil that will keep them up and out of the way but allow them to grow down and have 5 gallons of fresh compost to grow in. Make sure you usea little lime ot stabilise your Ph. You have noth ing ot worry about. You need to get a season or two in before they produce anyway.
thanks for the tip! Ill take that into consideration.


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