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August 27th, 2018

Protecting our gardens from marauding animals can be quite a task. Over the years I’ve developed various methods for protecting individual plants as well as large plots of edibles. Everyone seems to have methods that work for them. I was at my neighbor’s house yesterday and she tied plastic shopping bags on strings around her garden to keep the deer out.

This works fairly well for her. I have found that for my large vegetable garden, an electric fence is a must to keep deer, turkeys, groundhogs, raccoons, and other pests out.

What methods have you found that work well for these large garden pests?

2 Comments to “Protection”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 27, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Susy, I’ve discovered that the only way for my garden to be safe is a six foot wooden fence with a five foot steel welded fence two feet around the inside perimeter of the wooden fence and a battery powered single strand of electrice fence about 18 inches above ground. It took me three years to build it all but last year was the first year that not a single ear of sweet corn was mangled or destroyed. It was sweet success.

    Do you still have a guard dog?

    Have a great protection day in the garden.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. PennyAshevilleNC on August 27, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Does the bag thing really work? My Mom’s yard in VA is plague by wise deer….

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