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Post  H_TX_2 on 8/26/2013, 5:04 pm

In the past I have had a problem with cats only after I removed all the plants and leveled the Mel's Mix. The cats seemed to love the freshly turned ground and decided that would be their litter box. In the spring I had to sift an entire box after I had planted seeds. I have a rose bush in my back yard that was here when I bought the house 4 years ago. I have done nothing to take care of it and I cut if back to keep it from taking over the yard. I decided to use long thorny stems for my grid this fall. It has been over a week now since I removed the plants and added these rose branches for a grid still nothing has touched my soil. After creating the grid with larger branches I used smaller ones to law across the bed to cover more surface area.

I will have to post the pics when I am not at work.
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Post  camprn on 8/26/2013, 6:15 pm

oooooh! Most excellent thinking!What a Face 

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Post  TxGramma on 8/26/2013, 11:35 pm

Natural grid and animal barrier in one, great idea.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 8/27/2013, 12:18 am

cheers  great idea!.....thank you so much for posting this....its given us some ideas! 

we are thinking about saving our old rose canes and spreading them out in our next year corn beds after we plant our corn seedlings to help keep out the coon's!

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rose....who is also wondering if old blackberry vines would work too in our garden beds.....Very Happy
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Post  Triciasgarden on 8/28/2013, 12:12 pm

That'll teach em!  I have used so many different things to deter cats.  They sure seem to find even tiny places to dig and leave their mess.  Great idea H_TX_2!
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Post  sanderson on 8/28/2013, 12:54 pm

I use bird netting over / around seedlings until they are big enough to deter my cat from walking in the boxes. Of course, bird netting is enough to deter a gardener, also!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 8/28/2013, 5:31 pm

Yeah, that bird netting!
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