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Peach Warfare

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Mark my words: I will be eating a peach from my tree this summer! It's been about 3 years since I planted that tree and every year the bugs, birds and squirrels strip it bare.

Recently Rachelle's dad lent me some netting he used on some of his fruit so I can cover my tree to keep the beasts off it. To keep the bugs from attacking I've been spraying with some kind of special fruit tree spray. I have no idea what's in it, but supposedly it keeps the bugs away. I also wrapped the trunk in a piece of chicken wire and tucked the netting into it, so there is no way under the net.

Last year I was only using the spray which worked to keep the bugs off, but then the squirrels ganked them all. Hopefully this net will sufficiently irritate the animals and cause them to give up. I'm still considering electrifying the chicken wire...

Armored peach tree

peach tree net

 

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Manda
#1 - Jun 29, 2010 at 9:02 AM
You should get the neighbors to plant some fruit trees, then maybe yours won't be as much of an attraction.
Joe
#2 - Jun 30, 2010 at 11:18 AM
That's a great idea! But with my luck my tree will still be stripped and theirs won't be...

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