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What is the best way to keep animals from eating my garden?

 
AmyLynn5398

Asked by AmyLynn5398 at 2:48 PM on May. 28, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • put a fence around your garden...about 18 inches high is all you'll need. We have the "wild kingdom" in our backyard, rabbits GALORE, chipmunks, squirrels, voles, ground hogs, the occasional deer, etc., and they don't come near our garden! :o)

    You can buy "rabbit fencing" and wooden stakes at Home Depot/Lowes pretty inexpensively. Because the top edges of the fence are sharp, I sliced a cheap garden hose fully lengthwise, and straddled it over the top edge of the fence, securing it in place with small cable ties, so my little ones wouldn't scratch themselves.

    The same fence we've used has lasted over 5 seasons, and looks like we can get an indefinite number more! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:11 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • get a cat
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • Kill them!
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 2:50 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • spray your plants with cayenne pepper spray. Have the cayenne sit in some water over night. strain the pepper, & put it in a spray bottle. You may have to reapply after it rains, but it works real well. They'll take one bite & run for the creek. Oh, & yes it is ok for plants. It also keeps certain bugs off. You can use any hot pepper really, the hotter the better. It will not effect the flvor of your veggies.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 2:54 PM on May. 28, 2009

  • Urine. Believe it or not urine is a great way to keep animals away. And the best way to get urine is to have a bar-b-que with the hubbie and his friends. Buy lots of beer and bet them that by the end of the night they wont be able to pee all around the garden. And as men they will try. Problem solved.
    chedhead

    Answer by chedhead at 12:27 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • If you have rabbits, plant merigolds, they don't like the way they smell...neither do I lol. Also at the dollar store buy some talcum powder and sprinkle your plants with it, it keeps bugs and animals away and is non toxic to your family. You have to reapply after watering or rain though.
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 10:47 AM on May. 29, 2009

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