Coexisting with deer

nosambosAugust 24, 2007

I think the deer settled in my urban neighborhood because I put in a pond and made my yard "wild". I have lots of hostas which thay have not touched other than the occasional nibble. I did recognize early on that I would not get a vegetable harvest unless I took some action. I have purchased five of these...

They are 13' x 5.5' x 5'. Anything planted outside has been eaten except tomatoes. I got them on ebay for $100 each including postage. I've tried to make frames in the past which cost more and didn't work as well. I am most pleased with these units. ( I have no financial ties to the seller.)

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Sort of an eyesore on the landscape IMO, but I understand what a horrible problem deer can be.

I've been experimenting with concrete reinforcement mesh for self-supporting fencing. It's 5 feet high and you can make a 10 ft diameter hoop and you don't need posts as it stands up nicely by itself. But fencing in your entire yard/garden is the ultimate answer.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2007 at 10:41AM
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merrygardens(z5 MI)

Good for you--you can have an extended season as well with those. We opted for Benner's deer fencing, the 5' height, around a 15' x 65' garden, costing about what you paid altogether (and we have lots of fencing left for another area). It's dandy, except that small animals can chew through and eat stuff. We lined it with chicken wire, but the creature burrows under it. Just read about dog poop--maybe will try that.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2007 at 1:26PM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

nosambos, are your structures greenhouses too?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2007 at 11:22PM
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