Saturday, August 29, 2009
Okay, I have officially joined the "I hate the tree rat club", more commonly known to others as squirrels. These cute little critters have started to eat the seeds from my peonies. I collect these in the fall for propagating purposes. So far, the tree rats have eaten, or collected for later use, 3/4 quarters of my collection. Now what am I supposed to do about that. The seeds need the heat of the sun to ripen and the only recourse I can think of is to pick them in their pods and ripen them off the plant. (Don't know if that will work) Also, yes, I've tried leaving nuts and things for them to go after instead, but, as nature would have it they are taking that and the seeds.