Description:Almost every year I grow a crop of Cantaloupe.
A trick to keeping ants and other insects away from the fruit in your garden is to place the fruit on a piece of thin plastic, such as a grocery bag, and to sprinkle garlic salt under the bag. Adding cayenne powder (red pepper) under and round the bag sometimes helps to keep rats, rabbits, and other small animals from eating the fruit.
However, animals in the Mojave Desert are pretty tolerant of most homemade deterrents and eat the fruit anyway, cayenne, garlic salt, and all. The desert is a special case, though. It's always best to have physical protection against animals; cage the garden off with expanded metal fencing.
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