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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Jul 16, 2015 7:36 AM CST
Name: Sandi
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....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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Jul 16, 2015 7:49 AM CST
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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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Jul 16, 2015 8:05 AM CST
Name: Sandy B.
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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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Jul 16, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Name: Mary
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A nice solution for anyone with a small space to protect.
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Jul 16, 2015 9:51 AM CST
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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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Jul 16, 2015 11:29 AM CST
Name: Vickie
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Very cool idea!
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Jul 16, 2015 1:35 PM CST
Name: Paul
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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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Jul 16, 2015 1:42 PM CST
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Great idea Paul!
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Jul 16, 2015 1:46 PM CST
Name: Paul
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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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Jul 16, 2015 1:53 PM CST
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Kind of north west actually.
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Jul 16, 2015 1:55 PM CST
Name: Rita
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Excellent idea to keep the critters out. Thumbs up
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Jul 16, 2015 2:24 PM CST
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Paul2032 said:Sugar Snap Peas=good grazing Thumbs up



I agree
Yes they DO!
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Jul 16, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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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.
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Jul 16, 2015 8:15 PM CST
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Fantastic article Natalie!! I bet someone will build one now!
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Jul 16, 2015 9:28 PM CST
Name: Natalie
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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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Jul 17, 2015 4:46 AM CST
Name: Vickie
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Apr 1, 2020 2:46 AM CST

I like your idea but I didn't want to build a fence because I was planning to move in a few years. I found these Garden Commanders that work great for keeping the deer out of my garden. Also, keeps my dogs out as well as any other critter that might want to eat my veggies before they are picked. Has the added advantage of turning into a mini greenhouse in the early spring if I put plastic over them and also can put netting over them to keep birds and small insects away from my young plants. Have any of you tried them? I think the link is www.gardencommander.com

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