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Franco
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CATS CATS CATS!

My neighbors cats are eating all my tomatoes as soon as they turn ripe. I have a 6ft fence along 3 sides of my garden but since it's up against my neighbors 4 foot fence the cats can get in. What can i do to keep them OUT!! They are always on my property!

opabinia51
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Try some ground black pepper around your plants. Or perhaps a little fence

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Franco
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thank you

opabinia51
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You're welcome.

I would actually try both methods if I were you.

gardeninggoon
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I love cats, but they can be real pests. Not had problems with them myself but I know that cats hate anything citrus (as well as the pepper suggestion), so maybe put some peel down?

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Hey Franco,

I don't like the pepper idea. Cats lick their paws and can get the pepper in their mouth and eyes. That is cruel, especially when it's the fault of the owners for not keeping them indoors. Here's more ideas.
https://www.ghorganics.com/page6.html#CATS%20and%20DOGS
https://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/pets/catpoop.html

Good luck,
Newt

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