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Keeping Animals Out of Your Vegetable Garden

How do you keep the deer, squirrels, coons, ground hogs, and rabbits out or your garden?

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By Thomas from Kansas City, MO

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November 6, 20100 found this helpful

If you figure out a foolproof way, patent it, and you'll be rich! A good fence goes far in helping to keep them out; but groundhogs and raccoons can climb, and deer can jump (unless it is very high). The 'hogs will also dig underneath, as can rabbits.

If you can make a four-foot fence, with small enough wire to keep the rabbits out, you can run an electric (fence) wire at the top and bottom. Watch for digging, and you should be fine. I have tried the mothballs and marigolds, pepper wax, and all of that. It seems to make no difference for me. Since my fence is only 3 feet tall, and the 'hog gets in anyway, I am thinking that next year I may add the electric, or maybe plant a row of tasty things on the outside of the fence, to see if that will stop him before he goes in! I am also going to try a havahart trap. Only time will tell!

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November 12, 20100 found this helpful

Go get hair at the local salon or salons. We give lots free to people for their gardens.

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