Asked by Dixie on Sunday, June 27
I have yellow squash plants and they are growing big leafs and look good after several weeks and then when they began to produce about 2 to 3 inchs long on the plants something has eaten them and have rooted and destroyed some of the plants. It is extremely hot here but that is not the problem. Central Texas Back yard garden (2nd year).

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I'm not sure exactly what garden pests you have in Texas but up here we get groundhogs, rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks. The only way I've been able to fight them off is to put up a fence around the garden or the individual plants.

You can find a thick plastic fencing at your local hardware supply store and attack it to stakes around the garden. This should at least keep the above ground animals out.

If they are burrowing animals then I'm not really sure the best way to keep them out short of putting out traps or something, which can be dangerous if you or your neighbors have kids or pets.
Answered by Jason Logsdon on Sunday, June 27

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