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Pumkin hell! #828083
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Hello all,

I planted some pumkin seeds earlier in the year, they have flowered and a couple of them started to bear some fruit. A few days later when I checked on them the small pumpkin had gone! Are there any animals / rodents that eat them? And if so is there a way to repel them?

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Rats and mice can find them tasty. A couple of years ago I picked up one of my pumpkins and the whole inside had been hollowed out from the bottom. Too much for it to be slugs and snails so I presumed it was a rodent. Not sure what can deter them without tainting the crop.

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Squirrels have eaten just about anything edible in my garden. They are huge and fat and the guy next door feeds the b*ggers.

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If the whole pumpkin has gone I would think squirrels. They cart off bulbs etc. If it's been chewed to nothing, probably mice or rats. They all need dinner too. yes Whatever you do, they'll fight back.


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Squirrels love rat poisin pellets, dead pretty soon. Cats wont touch it, dogs might. So be careful where you place the pellets.


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perhaps it turned into a beautiful glass carriage and will be back by midnight, just a thought. x

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