I love all the options posted here, and I think (for my tomatoes) I'll have to go with a cage-type solution mentioned above. My squirrels are voracious, and maybe a bit vindictive, they eat a lot of the birdseed I put out, and the corn for the ducks, and all the acorns from all the oaks in our neighborhood, yet they continue to want to take just 1 bite or 2 out of all fruit/veg planted, I think just to sample, then they leave all the bitten fruit/veg remains scattered all over the yard. Nothing is worse than seeing all your tomatoes, 1 day before you would have picked them, strewn about the yard with bite marks in them. Animal control is out of question for us, our cat was attacked by a pit bull and now she is terrified of dogs, and as we live in a city, I can't let her roam. Kitty gets supervised time outside, but not enough to be an effective deterrent. Planter cages it is! I love the idea of using clothespins to secure the the panels, as that would give easy access to the plants.