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May 27, 2020 7:16 AM CST
|Hey peeps, I have an 8 by 4 raised garden. when I say raised its on the ground but blocked off with some wood. Last year I didnt put up a fence and my cucumbers kept getting eaten and and some off my lettuce. I was going to put chicken wire around it. Any suggestions or tips. How high, do i need a top, is chicken wire legit?
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
May 27, 2020 5:02 PM CST
|My guess is that you have a deer problem, may be some other animal. If deer, you can attach 4 foot high 2"x4"s to your existing base boards. Then attach welded wire to the outside of the 2x4s, welded wire is the 1/8" wire strung with 2"x4" spaces-much stronger that chicken wire. String some of the welded wire between 2 of the diagonal corners to support growing cucumbers. Make sure you have a method to access the cucumbers.
Deer do not jump fences that have some thing that will result in their injury. Learned this by stringing 1/4" twine to the top of a 4' high wire fence of a veggie garden. Deer did come in, but only when I left a 3' or more spaces between the twine which allowed them to land without injury.
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