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 Use scent to deter foxes


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.

Zucchini Plant Pests and control

 How to Identify and Control Zucchini Plant Pests Nothing says summer like a great harvest of homemade zucchini. As much as you enjoy fresh-picked fruit, there are many garden pests that like to nibble on your zucchini plants. From the tiny aphid to the colorful cucumber beetle, there are plenty of creepy bugs that can't wait to get their teeth into your vegetables. Are you afraid? don't be Although the list of pests that can attack zucchini may seem long, with a few quick steps, most of them are easily dealt with. 1. Aphids Aphids are one of the most common garden pests out there, and zucchini plants are not immune to these sap-sucking insects. These tiny 1/8-inch-long bugs can be black, red, green, yellow, brown, or pink, depending on the species. They have pear-shaped bodies with long antennae and are usually wingless. A single aphid is no big deal, but in groups, they can stunt or damage plants. These insects breed profusely, with eggs hatching in winter and spr

Zucchini big harvest tips

 Stock Zucchini - Big harvest & no powdery mildew I love summer squash, don't you? I don't think I've ever had a garden without a zucchini plant. why no? Zucchini and summer squash are so easy to grow that getting rid of them in mid-summer often becomes a joke and almost impossible. One summer we passed a neighbor who had piled up zucchini on a stone wall by the road, with a sign that said Free. On our way back, we saw a woman parked on the side of the road with her car door open. "Oh good," I said, "someone's taking that zucchini." No. As she hurried back to her car, she realized the pile was huge. Apparently, he added his abundance of squash to the pile. But zucchini jokes aside, this summer cucumbers have a tendency to invade the garden, hiding fruit roughly the size of your average toddler in their leaves. When the summer heat and humidity really kick in, mildew occurs. Suddenly, your once thriving plant is now hanging on for dear