protecting trellissed vegetables from critters

ghentgardenerApril 20, 2009

We just put in our new and improved SFG. We want to grow cukes and tomatoes on a trellis, but have lots of rabbits, deer, gophers. How do you protect the trellised veggies? Our 18" cage is not high enough for that!

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homertherat

Make another cage to fit over just the trellis. I'm not sure how to protect it any other way. You might have to make a big ugly box :(

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 2:39PM
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moxie_melon

We opted for a fence of deer netting several feet away from trellises. For stakes we used rebar and conduit, just as we did on the trellises themselves. I guess we'll go for bird netting if that becomes a problem.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 9:29PM
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