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Small Garden Deer Solution

By Claudia
July 16, 2015

This is my solution to protect my small garden from the deer and other animals that share our neighborhood. We moved out here 8 years ago, and part of the attraction for us was the abundant wildlife.

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 16, 2015 7:36 AM CST
....And with a few hoops of PVC pipe and a roll of plastic, you could have a greenhouse to start your seedlings or store your potted plants for winter!
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Claudia
Jul 16, 2015 7:49 AM CST
Oh that would be a very good idea!! We can not do that here because of POA rules. But might be a great idea for someone else to use!!
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Weedwhacker
Jul 16, 2015 8:05 AM CST
Definitely an easy way to fence in a small area ! And you could grow plants vertically on it, as well -- which is a real space saver Thumbs up
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MaryE
Jul 16, 2015 9:19 AM CST
A nice solution for anyone with a small space to protect.
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crittergarden
Jul 16, 2015 9:51 AM CST
I have a square of those 6' panels on my deck where I protect the veggies (in containers) that the groundhogs would devour. I chose them because I could handle them by myself and wouldn't need to pay someone to pt them up for me.
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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jul 16, 2015 11:29 AM CST
Very cool idea!
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 16, 2015 1:35 PM CST
I would plants some sugar snap peas on the fencing early......they can be harvested and the vines removed quite early in the growing season. Sugar Snap Peas=good grazing Thumbs up
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Claudia
Jul 16, 2015 1:42 PM CST
Great idea Paul!
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 16, 2015 1:46 PM CST
If one of the long sides is facing north that would be even better. I haven't grown SSP for a while but when I did they never made into the house. My Grand Children would keep the vines well picked and eat them on the spot........
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Claudia
Jul 16, 2015 1:53 PM CST
Kind of north west actually.
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Newyorkrita
Jul 16, 2015 1:55 PM CST
Excellent idea to keep the critters out. Thumbs up
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crittergarden
Jul 16, 2015 2:24 PM CST
Paul2032 said:Sugar Snap Peas=good grazing Thumbs up



I agree
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Natalie
Jul 16, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Fantastic idea, Claudia! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I made a greenhouse out of my dog kennel, and it worked perfectly!

Here is my greenhouse article, if anyone want's to see how I did it.
http://garden.org/ideas/view/Natalie/1340/Building-a-Greenho...
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Claudia
Jul 16, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Fantastic article Natalie!! I bet someone will build one now!
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Natalie
Jul 16, 2015 9:28 PM CST
I know of at least three people who have, and it has worked great! I'm sure that many people are going to use one as a deer fence too!
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blue23rose
Jul 17, 2015 4:46 AM CST
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