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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.



How to harvest and plant milkweed

 plant milkweed seeds Learn how to collect, harvest, and plant common milkweed seeds to attract monarch butterflies to your garden. Support monarch butterflies with dairy Do you want to prevent the decline in the number of monarch butterflies and help bring these fluttering beauties back into your garden? Milkweed Plants - This is the only food source for monarch caterpillars and attracts many pollinators for its nectar-rich flowers. Growing milk You can plant milkweed starter plants purchased in specialized nurseries. Milkweed does any species in the family but is much easier to grow, the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca. Plant them in full sunlight in groups of three to six at intervals of 6 to 24 inches around your garden. Smaller groups are less prone to insect or parasite infections or predators than mass plantings. Collecting milkweed seeds is also easy (ask property owners first) and start it yourself. See the gallery at the bottom of the article for our tips on ho