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Fencing Question

Post  ebsimpson on 5/14/2010, 10:28 am

I have all sorts of ideas about fencing my SFG to keep the rabbits, deer, and cats out, but wanted to hear what's worked best for you all. I have 1 4x8 box this year, and not a ton of money to spend. I was thinking of garden fencing with metal posts or electrical conduit.

How high should it be?
How do you provide access? My 2 yr old daughter will be helping with harvesting so I want to allow room for her to walk around and do that.
How do you incorporate the fencing with your trellis for vertical gardening.

Sorry for all the questions...but thanks in advance!

Eric

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Re: Fencing Question

Post  vfclead on 5/14/2010, 10:48 am

We bought plastic garden fencing and tall garden stakes at Lowes and created a perimeter around our two boxes (see link below for pics). The stakes have "hooks" at 2-3 inch intervals down the bar so I just slide the fencing into the hook to secure. The boxes reside inside the fencing with the trellis affixed to box1.

Our first lesson learned from this process is that we should have set up our perimeter fencing 2-3 feet wider. Right now, I have to unhook the fencing in too many places to get to the back sides of my boxes. If we had made the space wider, I could unhook one edge of the fence and walk all the way around both boxes.

The second lesson learned is that the plastic fencing snaps after being pulled tight to clip in the hooks a few times. Next time around I think we'll overlap the entrance edge use a carrabiner "lock" the fencing closed. That way we're not stretching the plastic at all.

The fence is doing what we wanted it to -- keeping the dogs from running over my boxes (which they did several times before we put the fence up) and keeping rabbits/groundhogs/moles out completely. I did find a toad squirming his way under the fencing last night -- guess you can't keep them all out no matter how hard you try.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/showcase-of-gardens-f6/and-so-it-begins-t836-30.htm

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