Yesterday I told you about my efforts to keep my ripe tomatoes away from the squirrels and harvest them myself. I cut up a bar of Irish Spring-style soap and threw it on the ground around the plants.
Tonight after dinner I harvested five cherry tomatoes, which doubles what I've gotten all season. One was perfectly ripe, and the others were close enough; they'll be ready tomorrow. (I also saw two green fruits laying on the ground where something knocked them off, but I'm preferring to look on the positive side.) My guess is that the soap will work just as well as any of the other measures I've tried. Maybe I should swap the remedies out on a regular basis, and keep the critters guessing.