We even have invasive grape vines trying to strangle everything. Since they're one of the few things that will grow alongside the Trees of Heaven, I've half a mind to let the two fight to the death & hope the much easier to kill grapes win. But, the bastards also attacked the endangered Butternut trees, so all bets are off there.
I managed to devise a trick for avoiding animals digging up & stealing seeds before they sprout, which I've now proven to myself works. Dig entirely with a random stick you find on the ground & do not physically touch the dirt or the end of the stick you're digging with at all, if you can help it. You can also leave a stick to mark the spot, but off center it from where you actually buried your seed by a couple inches. The animals can smell your scent & will be curious, but will either try & fail to find the seed(s) & give up, or will sate their curiosity after examining the stick & leave. It's harder to get around the squirrels, but I suppose that's one of the reasons that sowing wild seed is usually recommended to be done between November- late January, here, when the damned things are hibernating.
Morning came much too soon and it brought along a friend named Margarita Hangover, and a tiny ad.
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