squirrls and cayenne pepper

Pea Plants and Squirrels

Pea plants

Pea plants

A few weeks ago I wanted to try to keep squirrels from digging up my planters using cayenne pepper. I planted pea seeds and dusted the soil with some cayenne. While they continued to dig in some other planters where I had not used the cayenne pepper the squirrels left the peas alone! I did have to dust with fresh cayenne after heavy rain but other than that I did nothing special. They were also digging around the base of a couple of my blueberries. I sprinkled some cayenne there as well and the digging stopped. Since I do a lot of container gardening this will make things easier.

 

Planters of pea seeds with cayenne pepper dusting

Planters of pea seeds with cayenne pepper dusting