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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.

Simple Tips use for old potting soil

 8 Uses of Old Potting Soil If there's one thing my country-sprout colleagues and I have in common, it's our obsession with composting everything that dares to move, our hatred of waste. I know hate is a strong word, but believe me when I say we will go to ridiculous lengths to reuse garden items. and include used potting soil. Now that annuals are growing out in hanging baskets and containers, you don't have to discard the dirt. There are a few ways to repurpose that now-empty potting soil real estate. Reusing is good for the garden and helps keep your gardening budget in check (or, if you're like me, free up some money for more perennials.) I will be cleaning in late October. Most of these pots on my deck are annuals (marigolds, mallows, chamomile, cornflowers, nasturtiums), mums , husk cherries, and various types of radishes (I grow them to harvest their seeds for winter sprouts). Should I sterilize my potting soil before I reuse it? Before we begin, a w