Squirrels and Tomatoes
When growing Tomatoes, you have to be aware of predators. They come in all shapes and sizes. Bugs, animals, and weather play are the biggest reason why your tomato plants won’t grow. One of my friends was growing tomatoes. The squirrel kept breaking into her garden and eating her plants. The obvious solution was to put up bigger fences around the garden and make cages around the plants. These weren’t solutions though. The squirrels would break through any barrier that she set up. The barriers also made it harder to take care of the plants, causing more problems that needed to be solved. After several growing seasons of back and forth, my friend realized that squirrels don’t like tomatoes. They only eat them since it is the best option available. My friend put out food that she knew squirrels loved. Bird Seed. The squirrels went crazy for the seed, and never touched her plants again.
Why is this important?
You need to understand what your users problems are before you can begin to solve them. By creating your own solutions without r&d, you will just cause more headache for everyone. By understanding the motive, you can accurately begin to solve their problems. Squirrels hate tomatoes, but need to eat to survive. If you solve their problem of gathering food, you can keep your plants safe, and satisfy their needs, which leads to a successful tomato garden.