I am growing a vegetable garden for the 1st time this year. All of my plants are doing amazingly well, but I was absolutely devastated when a squirrel got into my sweet corn. The squirrel managed to break 1 stalk and nibble on another cob. I spoke with a local hardware store owner and searched the internet for remedies.
The cheapest tip I found also turned out to be the one that worked for me: Duct tape! Wrap duct tape around the ear, about an inch above the stalk and an inch below the tip. I tried not to wrap it too tightly, and occasionally had to re-attach the tape after a rain storm. However, no more squirrel problems. I think that they encounter the tape and cannot get to the cob underneath.
I have been enjoying my home-grown corn now for a couple weeks, and believe this is just the remedy I was seeking!
By NancyB from St. Paul, MN
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