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Old April 12, 2017   #1
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Default Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Years ago, I moved to a very rural location. I became very frustrated with squirrels eating pretty much my entire crop of tomatoes. I decided to relocate my hobby to escape the rodent thieves. I have a perfect exposure behind my store in the city, sun from sunrise till about 3 pm. A tree farming buddy gave me some 15 gal containers and so far so good. Been growing in this location about 5 years now. Nobody bothers them and, since I added the drip irrigation, production is excellent. And NO SQUIRRELS!!
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You should apply for an urban beautification grant.

Nicely done.
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Lovely! Hopefully all rodents stay away.
(we have lots of urban squirrels and urban hares, too)
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Looks like a really efficient set up with lots of light! Would love to see more when those plants are full sized and loaded with tomatoes! Congratulations on outwitting those squirrels.
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And they don't even seem to be chained down!



S. Carolina? Okay, that makes sense.
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Nice. Does not look like good squirrel habitat!
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Looks like a really efficient set up with lots of light! Would love to see more when those plants are full sized and loaded with tomatoes! Congratulations on outwitting those squirrels.
Will do around the end of June, early July. That's prime tomato time here in 7b (upstate SC).
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And they don't even seem to be chained down!



S. Carolina? Okay, that makes sense.
Surprisingly, I have never had a problem with people messing with my stuff. I did have a nice wino come to my back door and politely ask if he could have some tomatoes. I told him to help himself.

I was grateful that he just asked instead of taking them.

Small town in the South--- can't beat it.
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Nice place.

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Nice colorful cages! Where'd you get them?
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