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How To Save Your Sunflowers From Critters For Less Than $2

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Hi! Have you a  garden with sunflowers that are always eaten away by squirrels, not only sunflowers your vegetables and fruits are also damaged by the squirrels and the birds.And this was the situation in my case and the source of my motivation.

So, in this instructable I will be telling you how to  save you plants from critters like squirrels.

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Step 1: The Solution

I have worked out as many as 3 solutions so either of them should surely work.

1. Using odor
2. Using natural predators
3. Using ultrasonic waves

Step 2: 1.The Power Of Garlic And Onions

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Recall the  last time you been peeling onions and garlic and your eyes start to water?

Well that experience is very irritative.

So, I used the same principal for the squirrels.

As you know garlic ,onions sting the eyes and ears of people, similarly it stings the eyes and ears of a squirrel.Now, you have to place some onions and garlic at the  foot of each plant.

All you have to do is to peel and smash a few cloves of garlic and onions and place them every 30 cm (1 foot) in beds you want to protect.

There is one more idea and it is  that you can make a spray, it can be made by using two things -

1.Garlic-This is made by soaking mashed garlic cloves in vinegar and water.Then fill the mixture  in a spray bottle.

2.Habanero Pepper-The recipe is to  roughly slice five peppers, grind them up in a food processor (seeds and all) and soak the mushy mixture overnight in a cup of water, occasionally shaking and stirring the container.Then put it in a bottle and you are ready to spray.

Both the sprays would have to be  resprayed it after rain.

  **Note-In the picture I did not smash the garlic and onions**.
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kbug73801 year ago
Cool. But u should check out my solution. :D
wreath1 year ago
I love sunflowers! Next spring I will plant more and try your solution - wreath
A.R.1 year ago
voted I'll have to show this to my brother :)
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
great.. voted:D
Good idea. I voted for you!
dismissie1 year ago
awesome!- I voted for you!
Great !!!
eyesee1 year ago
Particularly agree
w.bartlett1 year ago
GREAT JOB... VOTED FOR YOU : )
Good job!
sunshiine1 year ago
Awesome entry! Best wishes.
sunshiine
Slay.1 year ago
Hey I'm the guy who you voted for! Just returning the favor ;)
pudtiny1 year ago
Squirrels not like chilli powder, so you could spinkle this on the seed heads, unfortunatly birds are not bothered by chilli so you would need another idea for them. Good work well researched. Planting garlic or onions next to your carrot crop will help deter carrot fly as it disguises the carrot smell
portal pro1 year ago
Yes but you whould just have to come around every once and a while take them out and smash them is whould save monney too
portal pro1 year ago
it whould be a good idea to plant a gralic plant right beside the plant you wont to save or keep you should add that just saying good idea this is really good
pranjal12 (author)  portal pro1 year ago
it wouldn't be helpful becoz-
1. the garlic or the onion grows underground
2. even if it grew above, you know the fumes and the fragrence or whatever you say wouldn't be released into the air.(It is the reason you need to smash them)
tinpie1 year ago
sounds great.... keep working on it
786Ayesha1 year ago
Ah! an easy method.
xpat731 year ago
Thank you for posting I must try this out in summer.
portal pro1 year ago
cat vs bird hmmmm that whould be fun to watch good job on this btw
Nice!
which competition is this in?
citizen science contest.
Xthinker1 year ago
We have a dog (as seen in my profile picture) and he barks a lot. We got him a birdhouse that constantly makes ultrasonic sound. We got it at pet-co for like $70 or something, it works great!
TCGames1 year ago
That's quiet helpful! Great instructable.
Nice
done!!
shizy251 year ago
so how often do you have to change the onions?
pranjal12 (author)  shizy251 year ago
Depends on the amount you take.
Mr.Sanchez1 year ago
Done!!
boltoms1 year ago
i voted
csauder1 year ago
Nice instructable sounds like it should work.
I wonder if this'll work on underground critters as well. Those are the real problem around here. Will have to try it out!
Good idea--I'll have to see how it works on squirrels! You've got my vote.
ardmatrik1 year ago
hi thanks for your vote already vote for you in this contest also
Great Idea! I love the photo of the kitten!
manishrkp1 year ago
As I do live in city and never saw any critter, I googled for images of CRITTERS and result was surprising, can you upload original critter's picture
bhvm1 year ago
very simple and effective.
voted!
bbsbb1 year ago
Interesting. How long can the onions and garlic last?
pranjal12 (author)  bbsbb1 year ago
it depends on the amount of garlic and onion you take.
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