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Garden Wiped Out #7872598
05/27/23 07:00 AM
05/27/23 07:00 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Iím about to just buy another freezer and fill it with deer meat and just trade for veggies. mad


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872601
05/27/23 07:04 AM
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gave up on haveing a big garden here cause of the deer and walnut trees


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872603
05/27/23 07:05 AM
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TN
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I understand the frustration and feeling. All that hard down the drain in just a night or two. To me, it's proof most vegans don't garden. Cause if they did they'd eventually start eating meat just to protect the garden.

Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: Oreamnos] #7872607
05/27/23 07:13 AM
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Sandhills Nebraska
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Originally Posted by Oreamnos
I understand the frustration and feeling. All that hard down the drain in just a night or two. To me, it's proof most vegans don't garden. Cause if they did they'd eventually start eating meat just to protect the garden.

Great point.
I planted 3 times one year because of hail. Always something.


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872617
05/27/23 07:42 AM
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Minnesota
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A fence works ...

Sorry it happened


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872626
05/27/23 07:53 AM
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I had my logger cousin cut down the walnut trees by the end of the garden. Next step, cut them into firewood.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: 330-Trapper] #7872629
05/27/23 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
A fence works ...

Sorry it happened

You'd need a ten foot high fence. They jump over 5 foot grape rows here like they're nothing.
I also have had gardens chewed up by deer. Shoot most of my deer in the back of the house/farm now.
It sucks even worse when they level it after 3 months of growth and you can't plant again.


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872631
05/27/23 08:03 AM
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Western Michigan
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No gardens here. To many deer. Giant rats of the woods. Not enough hunters anymore. Houses are getting to close together. Been watching two does all morning behind the house. There walking back and forth browsing.

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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872632
05/27/23 08:10 AM
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Hot wire, half of a aluminum can, and peanut butter. Had an uncle who swore that would keep them out of the garden.


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872634
05/27/23 08:12 AM
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We have to fence all private growing from rabbits, ghogs and deer. Electric too.

Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: 330-Trapper] #7872641
05/27/23 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
A fence works ...

Sorry it happened



I've got a 6' chain link around one of my gardens.
Deer go right over it.

Sugar snaps ALL disappeared couple nights ago.

Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872667
05/27/23 08:52 AM
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Have found very few things one can plant that some animal, bug or fungus won't take out before you get anything edible from it. Each have their own unique enemy.

But aside from deer, one of the worst are the chickens.......if they have free access to the garden.

For deer, try the double electric fence. Fence inside a fence......stagger them about 3 or 4 feet apart........and about 3 to 4 feet high. High enough they have to hop over the first and just far enough apart they come down on the 2nd......then get trapped between the two.

Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872709
05/27/23 10:41 AM
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Another way is to set the fence at a thirty degree angle, facing out. Deer wonít try to jump a leaning fence, they always look for a straight up fence to jump. Anyway you slice itt, they are a pain. I liked the days of no deer better than what we have now!


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872723
05/27/23 10:53 AM
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MDC studies have shown Deer can clear an 8 ft fence with reletive ease, needs to be 10 ft to be effective!


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872858
05/27/23 02:31 PM
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Use milorganite (it's fertilizer made from heat-treated human waste)....it has a strong odor that deer don't like. It has a nutrient content of 6-6-6, so it's a weak fertilizer in addition to a deer repellent. Will have to re-apply after a heavy rain.


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Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872864
05/27/23 02:37 PM
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Fence the yard and get a dog. Dogs can be a pain but they sure do keep the varmints away.

Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7872872
05/27/23 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Use milorganite (it's fertilizer made from heat-treated human waste)....it has a strong odor that deer don't like. It has a nutrient content of 6-6-6, so it's a weak fertilizer in addition to a deer repellent. Will have to re-apply after a heavy rain.


I've had luck with it.

If you run electric keep it powered at all times. Don't assume they can't tell when it's not. Ask me how I know.

Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872888
05/27/23 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by HayDay
But aside from deer, one of the worst are the chickens.......if they have free access to the garden.

I had a runt chicken that others in the coop kept trying to kill, so I set it free and it just roamed free in the garden throughout the summer, and never caused any visible damage... the potatoes were especially tall that year so it was mostly unseen... by August, it learned to fly pretty well, and would fly up to the shed roof when I let the dogs out... eventually, it flew away smile

Free-ranging cows can do lots of damage, because unlike deer, they aren't afraid of humans at all. In many parts of northwestern Siberia, there are no meadows as such and few good juicy herbs except fireweed, and since few people even bother to keep cows anymore, wise older cows die off/get butchered, and younger ones never get to learn the trails to remote oxbow lakes and burn sites with good grass, so cows just loiter around the village, and things happen:

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only one plant survived (a chili pepper)....

Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872908
05/27/23 03:50 PM
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shoot as many as you can and keep it very quiet. This is known as the redneck inflation reduction method. short of shooting those making things worse for us every day, we just live off of the land. avoid the idiots giving everything to the darker cry babies and those invading our country.

Re: Garden Wiped Out [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7872999
05/27/23 06:52 PM
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Put the electric wire down the row itself so when they go to eat itíll hit them in the nose or tongue, itíll stop them but remember to turn off the fencer before you start picking.

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