The major problem I have with creating an urban garden is the fact that every past attempt has been eaten by possums within 24 hours. This time, however, I will be possum proofing from the beginning.
Providing physical protection around your plants during harvest time. Also protects from birds. Use a frame rather than just throwing on tree for longer life and less damage for the plant. Pull netting off each morning to allow polinization and watering.
2. Possum repelling sprays
D-ter, Poss Off, Ruddocks Detergent or Scat – reapply after rain. Natural sprays are also an option, with cayenne pepper being a natural repulsant for possums.
3. Spotlight and sensor lights
Position a spotlight into the canopy of trees, and leave on all night (alternatively a sensor may work too). Alternatively have sensor lights placed at vegie patch which turn on as possum approaches.
4. Fence, gutter, tree protection
Create physical barriers to stop possums entering the property, using spikes around tree trunks etc.
5. Radio in tree
Possums hate the noise, but so may your neighbours
6. Feed possums
Feed possums fruit somewhere else to lure them form your vegie garden.
7. Sonar solution
8. Vaseline and Vicks Vaporub
Spread a 50/50 mix on trunks and tree stems.
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Please send me your advice!