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wantonamara Z8 CenTexJune 11, 2013

... have struck . I left my garden gate open ONE NIGHT!!!!

The chard was huge (2 1/2' tall) and the beats too. All the beans were just starting to flower,. Everything cropped. Those deer must have had an All night Ball in there.

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PKponder TX(7b)

Oh, so sorry! I hope that they enjoyed your greens as much as you would have!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 6:17AM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

OH..that is heartbreaking!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 10:20AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I think I want a hunting tool for my birthday. Dreaming of venison sausage.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 2:33PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

Compound bows make nice birthday gifts :-)
At least you know that the beast ate well.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 4:59PM
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marti8a

Oh no. The chard should recover, right? At least they didn't eat the basil.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 8:25PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

I am hoping the beans will recover also. I have a very nice 6.5' fence but it doesn't work well unless one closes the door. And here I was and moaning about harlequin bugs.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 10:04PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Ouch - hope it recovers enough to reward you well for all that work. Maybe you can figure out a way to spring load the gate and turn the space into a giant "have-a-heart" trap after the harvest.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 12:56PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Yea I was thinking the spring might be goo. I am bad at closing doors and drawers, My better half's running complaint.

I will be harvesting a few beans tonight,

    Bookmark   June 12, 2013 at 3:27PM
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