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4/1/12 2:43 P

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I have trouble with deer and rabbits so I use the metal post and some wooden ones for the corners and chicken wire. Then I have nails in the wooden ones to hold the wire and ties to go around the metal post to hold the wire up. I take it down in the winter because when I have to rotory till it is in the way. After it is put up I till around a path I made in the rows. One year we replaced the sweet potatoes and carrotts 3 times. because of deer and rabbits. Never again you can bet you.

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I am a very easy going gal that loves people and wants to know as many as I can. I want to make new friends so I can enjoy more of life. When people get to 55 or 60 there are some that think life should be over but guess what it is just beginning. Maybe 50 years ago it was over but not now people are living longer and working in their 70's. I would have been if I didn't have leukemia and it does not stop me but I have good days and bad, so being home if I need rest, I rest, at work I couldn't do


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55WALKER's Photo 55WALKER Posts: 4,871
3/28/12 6:16 P

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Thanks everyone. I'll be watching that youtube tonight.

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.- Dorothy Thompson

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3/28/12 1:40 P

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I have used the coated fencing that looks like smaller guage chicken wire around small areas. Just sink four short posts at the corners and wrap around your goodies. Unfortunately, I found that I also had to cover this with bird netting so they didn't nip off my buds but that worked OK too. I am able to move this to areas where my garden needs it as I rotate crops.

Can't wait for my raised beds to dry out enough to get in there!

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3/27/12 10:56 P

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3/27/12 5:59 P

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Ah, now there's an argument for making cedar beds rather than buying the possibly cheaper recycled plastic raised bed kits. I'm not mechanically minded but I wield a mean staple gun and that means wood.

I'm glad I joined this team to get my act together before starting gardening again. :)

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.- Dorothy Thompson

The universe and nature should be regarded with the deepest reverence, and nature should be treated with the deepest respect. - WPM



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3/27/12 5:40 P

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Price is a concern for me too,so we bought fairly inexpensive 24 or 36 inch green flexible fencing from Home Depot I forgot which) and I used wire cutters and cut it to 12" and my dh stapled it with a staple gun to the wooden raised beds (10" beds). It's flexible (bends easily) but no critters get in. So buy something that you can cut if you can't find fencing short enough.
I found chicken wire this year that might work without having to cut it for the remaining beds.

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3/27/12 5:37 P

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Maybe you could use the 2x4 inch plastic wrapped fencing around the beds with the netting to keep the rabbits out. It would probably work the same as your friends fencing as far as the dear and be a lot less expensive.

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I am moving to a place that has many deer, rabbits, turtles, foxes, and probably other things that loved my garden when I lived there before.

I am looking for options for fencing my raised beds and container collections, preferably reasonably priced and not interfering with reaching into the beds from the sides. The soil around is shallow and sitting on a lot of shale so sinking posts is very difficult.

I know someone who has solved her problem with a 24 in high wrought iron fence wrapped with netting around her whole raised bed area. The deer just go next door to eat even though the fence is not high. She has gates in it and space all around inside to walk. Very pretty and I suspect very pricey. :(

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.- Dorothy Thompson

The universe and nature should be regarded with the deepest reverence, and nature should be treated with the deepest respect. - WPM



"Optimist: someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha." ~Robert Brault
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