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Add This Tasty Plant To Your Garden To Ward Off Snakes
Snakes love places with tall grass and lots of plants, where they can wait for prey, but you can actually turn your garden against them by growing delicious chili peppers.
Snakes have an exceptional sense of smell, and certain plants with strong odors like chili peppers are unpleasant to them and encourage the reptiles to leave or avoid the area.
Make sure to plant chili peppers in a spot where they’ll receive at least six hours of sunlight. Keep them in most soil, and water them every other day depending on the weather.
Note that chili pepper plants will die once it starts to get cold, but you could save them for next year by transplanting them into a pot and bringing them inside for the winter.