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suckstobeme
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Default  Posted: 6:27 PM, April 14th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

DD wants to plant some vegetable plants and seeds this year. I've done tomatoes and peppers and eggplant in the past. The problem is that my yard backs up to a field so all sorts of critters usually get to eat our veggies before we do.

I usually just do a patio garden with pots on the back deck. Is there anything simple we can do to deter the critter feedings??


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Default  Posted: 6:37 PM, April 14th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I live in a similar situation and we just put up a bunny fence and that has worked well. You can also plant many vegetables in containers. Burpee even has a variety of corn made for containers!

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Default  Posted: 8:08 PM, April 14th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My sister built a PVC & chicken wire cage that's about 6' x ' x 6' tall.

You might try the hanging basket cherry tomatoes that are so pretty, too. I bet the kiddos would love that.


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Default  Posted: 9:33 PM, April 14th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Small holed fence, garlic plants, marigolds, I also spray hot pepper sauce around the perimeter of the garden, though make sure to keep it off of the plants, it will burn them.


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cinnamongurl
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Default  Posted: 9:36 PM, April 14th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

For the garlic, you can actually just take some cloves off any head you buy at the store, and put them in the ground, sprout side up. It will most likely grow chives, but probably not new garlic. The smell deters pesky critters large and small.


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StrongerOne
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Default  Posted: 7:15 AM, April 15th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My FIL "marks the perimeter" himself. Ewww!!! Kind of takes away the pleasure of smelling the fresh air.

What miss Mo said, but I would use a smaller mesh than chicken wire. You could even use lightweight screening, since you're just aiming to deter critters. That would make it easier to lift up. The problem with screen is it will keep out bees and other pollinators. So six of one...

There's also a kind of lightweight and soft (drapeable) plastic mesh that I have used when the birds get a little too enthusiastic about my tomatoes.


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Default  Posted: 7:38 AM, April 15th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I live in the country, and I gotta tell you the only thing that deters the deer and rabbits are shotguns, and electrified fences and labradors.
My poor dad tried to grow green beans a few years ago. Everytime the plants would get tall enough to bloom the deer would come along and munch them off at the base. The squirrels love tomatoes, they were making off with all of them a few years ago because it was so dry, they were getting the liquid out of them.

This year I am actually giving a go on the lettuces, some herbs, and some peppers in my flower gardens which are right at the house. I think the animals will stay away. Then I'm doing melons on the hillside that has some erosion, thinking that may help slow it. We shall see.


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Default  Posted: 10:38 AM, April 15th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I live out in the woods. The deer are so brazen they walk down the middle of the driveway like they own it!!!!

I use that spray liquid fence stuff. It smells bad but it's not toxic. What you are doing is teaching the animals that your stuff is nasty tasting and eventually they won't bother with it.

When my Big Dog was alive, he chased all the deer out of the area and they stayed away.

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