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Post  grownsunshine on 4/7/2014, 5:47 pm

Ok, here is the new topic & link for suggestions a bunch of you made for protecting our gardens from evil little critters munching on our stuff - fruits & veggies. 

somehow the conversation ended up here - http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t16843p30-moved-our-beds

Hope I can get to HD tonight. 

Thanks for all of your suggestions!! Much appreciated!!

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Post  sanderson on 4/7/2014, 9:09 pm

Nice! Now we need to get So. Gard. to post those photos.

Anyone else have photos of your box covers? I'll be adding my "handicap" rails, as Kauiirosina calls them. Just not right now cuz they aren't a pretty way to get started.
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Post  llama momma on 4/8/2014, 8:29 am

This is an old picture. A newbies answer to critter control. Mine are right out of Mel's book, same style with chicken wire. This is 2 critter covers on an 8 by 4 ft. bed.  Back then as a newbie I went crazy and covered the trellis with chicken wire too! The trellis wire is embarrassing to look at now and was probably overkill, lol.  I had bunnies, ground hogs, raccoons, and cats.  I felt this was war.  I won. Zero damage to plants.
Anyway, I had to slide the covers over one row and rest it on cinder blocks to make sufficient room for the trellised plants.  This year I am re-making new covers as the inexpensive wood frame breaks down over several years. Some will be wood frames, others will be a pvc frame.  Some critter covers will be 4 by 3ft. to give trellised plants freedom to grow tall.
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Post  grownsunshine on 4/8/2014, 11:17 am

OK, here are Southern Gardeners pic from the other topic stream. SG - I hope you don't mind that I did this. The only question I have is should I use 1/2" or 1/4" hardware cloth. It looks like 1/2" in should be large enough to give bees access to flowers, get plenty of sun and air. The holes in 1/4 seem a bit small. 








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Post  southern gardener on 4/8/2014, 11:19 am

lol grownsunshine! we posted at the EXACT same time! I just created a new thread. I've been asked in a few threads and have received PM about the covers too! you are correct, we used 1/2 inch hardware cloth. I will add that in the new thread!!
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Post  southern gardener on 4/8/2014, 11:22 am

@sanderson wrote:Nice!  Now we need to get So. Gard. to post those photos.

Anyone else have photos of your box covers?  I'll be adding my "handicap" rails, as Kauiirosina calls them.  Just not right now cuz they aren't a pretty way to get started.

Done Sanderson. I started a new thread under DIY!! ty for the heads up
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