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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.

Home Garden - Onion in Fall

 5 Reasons to Plant Onions in Fall + How to Do It A few years seem to fall in the blink of an eye. There are green leaves on the trees for a week, then, unexpectedly, the cold nights come, the color explodes, and then the show is over. Not for this year's harvest, but for next year's. So, when you're harvesting the last vegetables in your garden beds, it's time to plant onions, garlic, and carrots . While you're at it, you might want to dig up your horsetail and transplant it when the soil is moist from the rain. Reasons for your onion crop to fail Generally, gardeners plant onion seeds or sets in the soil and can work the ground in late March or April. That is the norm. However, we don't all garden in the same climate. Onions can be grown year-round in some states, such as California's central coast. To make growing onions even messier, it's certainly possible to plant onion sets in the fall and let them cross under a layer of mulch . This

Harvesting, curing and storing onions

 onions Storage onions are a variety of onions that last in a cool place during the winter months. Learn what varieties to grow for food storage and tips on harvesting, curing, and storing onions for winter food storage. Each year a variety of onions mature rapidly, including scallops, and other varieties are eaten fresh. However, most of the onions I grow store onions that will last through the winter until the next growing season. Store onions to add flavor to winter soups, bone broths, chili, shells, and scallops. How to choose onions to grow for food storage When choosing to grow onions for winter storage, select varieties that are known for their long-term storage capabilities. Onions are classified as "short day" onions or "long day onions". We grow long-day onions in North American plant hardiness zones 6 and cold. These are induced into the bulb when sunlight increases for 14-16 hours. Cobra, Stuttgart, and Redwing are my main onions for long-ter