After posting about the nasty squirrels ~ whom I call Food Wasters, I received some advice from Judy Dykstra-Brown.
Apart from deterring squirrels, I hope this will help those bananas in my yard to grow really big and fat.
(male flower cut off)
(all wrapped up)
The bunch is now without the male bloom and all wrapped up in a transparent, bottomless garbage bag.
Thanks Judy!! I can’t wait to see what’s the outcome.
Destructive Squirrel destroyed whole bunches where red-arrowed.
Squirrels may look cute but they can be destructive! They do not just eat 1 fruit then move on to the next. They just take 1 bite then pluck & chuck. This I’ve seen personally but only managed to get 1 shot of them after ripping off loads of green bananas & then jumping off to the next bunch to begin more destruction.
Yet I can’t bring myself to kill them 😦
My next step is to outsmart them & hope to keep my bananas in full bunches instead of 2/3rd destroyed.
Raja Bananas in formation
I’m about to take a 1 month vacation and have a young bunch of Raja bananas now in formation. I’ve been staring at them hoping for a solution to come to mind. Yesterday, it just came to me “bang!” (like Eureka!). I need something porous but opaque, strong & water resistant, so that those mini-monsters can’t see the Rajas ~ hmm … perhaps a seed bag can be used as a cover (recycling ♻) since I’m not physically around to scare them.
Seed Bag is now Banana Bag
Size is right.
Stitching is easy, using jute strings & only tie-strings are needed to be put in for easy untying & retying if needed.
Banana Bag in place with 3 Tie-Strings