So, I'm just getting settled into Colorado and having fantasies about all the fun things I'd like to grow... here in Evergreen everyone is cynical about growing anything as the deer, elk, raccoons, bears, foxes, etc. have made it difficult.
We are building a deer-fenced garden area, which will allow me to grow many things without fear of deer, elk, etc. getting to them, but I am concerned about bears. We have one that hangs out in our area in the summer and I don't want it to get in the habit of being around our house as we have a 10 month old.
Will a typical 8 ft deer fence deter bears? And if not, what plants are they partial to? I read somewhere on the forum that they love pumpkins, so that's out. :( What about huckleberries and other berries? Tomatoes? Should I just stick to herbs and flowers?
If anyone has bear experience, I would be appreciative of guidance.