Planting season is upon us, and that means there will be cute furry trouble makers causing ruckus in your home gardens. Here is a simple DIY that REALLY WORKS!
Seriously, between the squirrels and the rabbits, maintaining a garden in a city neighborhood where critters thrive without covering it with chicken wire is a pain.
Over the weekend the annual household herb potting occurred in the collection of terracotta pots and in the pots, once the plants were all seated in the fresh potting soil, the gardeners (that would be me and a sibling) took defensive action.
We sprinkled Cayenne Pepper on the surface of the soil.
The idea of using the hot stuff is to non-lethally burn the little paws of the rodents. Do it enough times, and the creatures will not come back and dig through the pots anymore. They will learn what happens to their feet when they do.