I already have radish sprouts! I know radishes always sprout quickly, but I didn’t think it would come SO quickly. I planted the Root Veggie Experiment bin Friday evening. It is now Monday morning!

Unfortunately, the squirrels also found the sprouts. It seems as if they were “testing” the sprouts. Even though the mulch was dug up and a few sprouts were torn/bitten off, it seems that most of the exposed sprouts were untouched (also, the radish sprouts in my other bed don’t seem to have been messed with by the animals).

Squirrels dug up some of the radish sprouts, but don't seem to like them

Squirrels dug up some of the radish sprouts, but don’t seem to like them

Pat, next door, suggested cayenne pepper. She said she had an issue with squirrels digging up some of her flowers a few years ago. She doused the area with cayenne and they have never come back to mess with the area since. I will give it a try, though I am curious if the squirrels simply don’t like radish sprouts.

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