As usual, I moved a lot of plants onto the porch for the summer, where I also grow a lot of vegetables and herbs. The neighborhood squirrels have dug up seedlings, overturned pots, chewed the pitchers off Nepenthes, and this morning I witnessed one munching on the bullate leaf of a Dischidia vidalii.
Does anyone have any good methods for deterring these destructive beasts? Blood meal works reasonably on the vegetables. Capsaicin spray works well, too, but has to be reapplied frequently and in great quantities to do any good. Our cats are indoor-only, so they're pretty much useless.