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Post  1airdoc on 4/17/2012, 1:42 pm

This year for the first time I am using tulle as a barrier against insects. Right now I have it just lying on top of my garden while I build the hoops. It has already managed to obstruct pests much larger than I had imagined, however!

Yesterday I noticed my tulle in one small spot was wadded up, wrinkled, and stained green, as if it had been crushed in a fist around some of the underlying plants. It was all a mystery to me until I found cow hoof prints beside the garden. Apparently, a calf had escaped from the neighboring farm, and being tempted by the smell of the delicious salad bar growing in the SFG, decided to take a bite. Must have been surprised by the taste of that tulle! Only one spot showed minor damage in the tulle, and I couldn't see any evidence of damage to the plants! One bite seems to have been enough. I did find some hoof prints in another (uncovered) bed, but no other evidence of attempts to sample the garden.
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Post  camprn on 4/17/2012, 1:44 pm

WOW! Good going with the tulle!

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Post  littlesapphire on 4/17/2012, 2:08 pm

Silly cow, veggies are for people!
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Post  quiltbea on 4/17/2012, 2:40 pm

Sounds like tulle defends against pesky critters of all sizes.
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