I have some jade cuttings that I’m trying to root, and they’ve been doing pretty well. They have some new leaves growing on them, which is a good sign.
But the other day, I came out to inspect them, and saw that something had been digging in the pot. One of the cuttings was completely unearthed, and several leaves were torn off of all the cuttings. The leaves even had bite marks in them!
It was a squirrel! Dang ol’ squirrel! I tried to set things back in order, then put a bunch of freshly ground black pepper in the pot. It’s been a couple of days and the squirrel hasn’t been back, so I think it might be working. I hope so. I like this jade, and I’m hoping to keep it alive until I move to my new place, were I will be able to protect it better.