Squirrels?

Squirrels?

I didn't see anything about this in memories and hopefully this hasn't been asked to death yet. I'm brand new at gardening and we just got our backyard landscaped with a brand new flowerbed and veggie garden area. We also have a deck planter where I'm going to put herbs. I've got things started in peat pots inside and they seem mostly to be doing well. My strawberry plants got bugs and then keeled over, but that's a whole other post. Anyway, we have exceedingly active and hungry squirrels in this neighborhood, and one of the neighbors just wished me luck keeping the squirrels out. I've heard they don't like the following: - blood meal - bone meal - pinwheels - marigolds What are your experiences with keeping out squirrels? Have you had success with these or anything else? Thanks in advance for any advice! ETA: Upon reviewing a recent post, I have to request - please no "shoot them" suggestions. Not my style and likely to cause problems with neighbors even if it were.
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