Raised bed success
Just wanted to share about my raised vegetable garden. I built it a few years ago, 4'x8'x2' high. The neighbour's cat immediately adopted it as a toilet. I tried critter ridder and pruned rose canes, it kept coming back. This spring I had to use a kitty litter scoop before I planted. Obviously I didn't plant any root vegetables. Then I thought of the roll of chicken wire in the shed. It happened to be 4x8. I hammered nails halfway in all around the bed top and stretched the wire over. It fit. I had to help the green beans through, and it was hard to plant tomato plants, but THE CAT HAS BEEN REPELLED. It has never come back!! Yeah!
As a plus, even though it has been a wet year, I have not seen a SINGLE SLUG in that garden. I have a suspicion that they won't crawl on the wire. Last year they mutilated my tomatoes. How awesome is that?