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Mar 202014
 

Last year the wildlife ate everything they could get their mouths on. New strawberry bed? Chipmunks, squirrels, birds, woodchuck ate it all. Lettuce/Spinach? Rabbits, woodchuck, deer…gone. Chives, nasturtium, basil? The critters loved it!

I put up some simple fences around a few of the raised beds and that seemed to deter most of them. But it was hard to get in and out of and made it quite difficult to weed and mow grass.

Simple PVC Fence
This one is a simple PVC frame with bird netting covering it.

Later I got some fairly stiff, plastic coated wire fencing. I cut it into 4′ panels. I set it just inside the raised bed and held it up with metal rods with candle holders on top we had laying around. It did a great job of keeping most of the wildlife out but still wasn’t very conducive to getting in to harvest and weed.

{Photo coming soon)

So here are ideas for MUCH better fencing that I’m going to need to be doing soon.

Garden Fence example

Courtesy of Farmers Daughter