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leeky

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stopping mice getting the sweetcorn, help
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2007, 00:51 »
When the fella next to my plot lost his corn to mice , i wondered about prevention, naturally.

Collars was what i though of, like the anti-rat jobs on ship ropes. Havent done corn this year but probably will next though.


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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2007, 15:42 »
Never had much of a problem (except for some nibbling of cobs left on to dry out for seed saving) until this year and it's become a bit of problem.

I use heavy duty plastic dpm fixed vertically to my cold frame to stop mice climbing up and wondered if wrapping the stems at the base would work.

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2007, 15:46 »
you can use grease as well . dont let any leaves droop down to the floor  :wink:
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2007, 15:52 »
On an earlier thread someone mentioned cutting drinks bottles up the side and sliding over the cobs, and I think someone else wrapped them in fleece and rubber bands; but if mice can eat through most things, don't know how much of a challenge this would be.

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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2007, 16:04 »
yes i went down the plastic bottle route and have really enjoyed my unnibbled cobbs this year :lol: the thing is not to put them on too early and to ventilate them. a bit time consuming i know but def worth it
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2007, 19:25 »
Use the un-nibbled lower part of the cobs to make sweetcorn relish.

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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2007, 21:40 »
spot the one that has had the bottle on (if i can get photobucket to work)
fingers crossed

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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2007, 21:43 »
The one on the right - all the kernals have been stripped off when you pushed the bottle on. Correct?
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2007, 00:10 »
Quote from: "Fat Hen"
Going to have to resort to humane traps, but what do i do with them when I have caught them.

You keep them for pets.
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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2007, 00:12 »
Quote from: "Bigbadfrankie"
you need to be a very good shot :lol:

not really, depends what species,rats are deeeeaaaad slow............

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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2007, 00:17 »
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forgot to mention .. squirrel makes good eating  :wink:

that just reminds me of my favorite environmental problem and solution, why don't we eat them s***ing pigeons???????????? Mad!!!!!!!!!! They are much better than chicken , to say the least.

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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2007, 00:21 »
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Quote from: "muntjac"
forgot to mention .. squirrel makes good eating  :wink:

that just reminds me of my favorite environmental problem and solution, why don't we eat them s***ing pigeons???????????? Mad!!!!!!!!!! They are much better than chicken , to say the least.


 i do  :wink:

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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2007, 00:31 »
where is all this mice thing is coming from, mind gobbling ...
Mice and slugs, however ferocious they are, are not behind everything, all the time, seems to make sense to me.
that's not gardening, that's just bullying.

 


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