Identifying squirrel damage: Absent crops
Master Class wrote that if your plants are consistently lacking harvests, it’s likely that a squirrel got to them before you had a chance to harvest them.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, berries, lettuces, and other fruits and vegetables are examples of this.
There’s still time to use repellents if you see nibbling on any leaves or the crops themselves.
Why are squirrels attracted to gardens?
Squirrels are food-obsessed and will eat practically everything in a garden, Master Class reports.
Squirrels are known for their fondness for acorns, but they aren’t fussy eaters.
They will eat vegetables from your vegetable garden, flowers, flower bulbs, and any birdseed you may distribute around your lawn, yard, or garden.
Squirrels may be attracted to your home by even mundane items like rubbish.
Pots can be too big or small
The experts at Lifehacker shared life-saving tips for any plants that just can’t seem to make it in the long run and revealed that one of the key factors is the size of the pot your plant is in.
“If the pot is too small, your plant’s roots will be constricted, and less soil means less nutrients for it to absorb,” the experts explained.
On the other hand, if your plants die off despite having “plenty of room,” you may accidentally be drowning or starving your plant.
“A pot that’s too big can result in soil that’s too moist, and can make it difficult for the soil to be firmly packed around the roots,” the pros added.