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How?What To Grow?

I would love to have a garden, but last year I tried to grow tomatoes and peppers and caterpilliars, rabbits and deer ate them. This year I had pansies in planters outside the porch and in the new flowerbed (the only thing there) and the deer ate them. What can I grow so these critters leave it alone or how do I get them to leave my garden alone?
I don't want to hurt them.

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Bugbait

Asked by Bugbait at 9:04 AM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Put up a fence around your garden. Simple chicken wire will work just fine :)
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 9:10 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • http://www.deerxlandscape.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_main.html?p_catid=9
    Mrs_Harsh

    Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 9:15 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Deer will eat almost everything!!!! The only thing's I had that they didnt eat were cucumbers, and JalapeƱo and banana peppers. They ate all the leaves off my plum and pear tree as well as my rose bushes. You really do have to put something around whatever your growing to keep them away. On veggies you can put 7-dust to keep the caterpillars and cut worms from eating them.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 9:23 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • For your veggie garden you can put up Chicken wire around your garden. With a gate for you to get in and out. That will keep the bigger critters out. Then there are homemade pest controls that you can try to keep the smaller bugs out.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_7694066_keep-off-tomato-plants-naturally.html
    http://www.appalachianfeet.com/2010/03/05/how-to-use-fennel-to-keep-caterpillars-off-your-vegetable-plants/

    You can also scatter egg shells around your plants and that will help as well. Just google "Natural Pest Killers for gardens" or something of that nature. You will find a lot of helpful links to natural remedies.

    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:58 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I have heard that if you put dog hair around your garden, the deer will stay away. Not sure how you'd get it if you don't have a dog, though. lol
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 10:58 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • There are things you can buy at the store to keep animals out of your garden.
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 10:02 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Check out the square foot gardening method.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:35 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

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