Deer protection.

link8879April 3, 2012

Last year my garden was destroyed by deer! This year I have placed an arch of chicken wire over the garden. It is only about a foot tall at its peak and the sides are open. Can a deer reach down and eat my tomatoes through that spot? Also should I cover my carrots and cucumbers as well? I didn't have those last year and my chicken wire doesn't cover all the way over that portion of my garden. Thank you.

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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Do a search for the "ScareCrow" motion activated animal deterrent. It's a sprinkler with a motion detector. It's about $50 on Amazon.

I also put up posts at the garden corners, and run a line of tarred twine along the perimeter of the garden. I like to use t-posts so I can stretch the line really taught. From that, hang several aluminum, disposable pie pans, spaced out every 12 ft or so. Hang them in pairs so they clank together. When a deer walks into the line, the CLANK will scare them away.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2012 at 6:32AM
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Kathryn01

Deer were eating some of my newly planted trees so I placed wire fencing on the ground around each tree. The deer don't like walking on it and have left the trees alone so far. As an added bonus, the critters that were digging for bugs in the mulch also don't like it.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 1:46PM
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