The good news is that squirrels leave the peppers alone. Nothing touches the basil either. Squirrels are not interested in cherry tomatoes. The bad news is that we have some really health-conscious bugs that completely consumed the lettuce and kale. Not really happy with the squirrel that picks my ripe San Marzano’s and takes a single bite— over and over.
I have placed a net over the tomatoes, but it is only a deterrent— a determined squirrel can still find a way in. Until we can afford a greenhouse, it will have to do.