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LAR    Posted 03-03-2002 at 09:21:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I OWN A COUNTRY CABIN WHICH I GET TO VISIT ABOUT EVERY OTHER WEEK. I WOULD LIKE TO START A LITTLE VEGETABLE GARDEN THERE BUT I AM NOT SURE IF THIS WOULD BE FEASABLE GIVEN THE INFREQUENCY OF MY VISITS WHEN WATERING IS CONSIDERED. ALSO WHAT PRECAUTIONS WOULD I HAVE TO TAKE REGARDING DEER SQUIRELS AND OTHER PESTS. ARE THERE SOME CROPS WHICH I COULD SOW WHICH ARE TOUGH AND DONT REQUIRE SO MUCH WATERING AND ATTENTION.


starcow10    Posted 03-04-2002 at 15:21:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A good strong fence will keep out the deer. They will just push over a weak one. Plant (Pordon the spelling) marrygolds around the outside edge and that will keep some of the little critters out. I had a mouse problem last year. I didn't know they liked tomattos but I caught one of them eatin' mine. Put old newspapers down on the ground to keep the weeds down and to hold the ground wet longer. Just don't use colored paper. Somethin with the chemicals. Then just till them in at the end of the year for next time.

Good Luck!


PCC-AL    Posted 03-03-2002 at 13:27:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Lar and Don,
I have a garden about fifty yards from my back door and last year the deer wiped it completely out. I got almost nothing from a 3 acre garden. I have two beagles now and they are keeping the deer at a distance. I'm counting on them to save my next garden.
As you know, anything cared for will produce more. If your garden is small, you can fence it to keep out the large animals. The small ones and birds will still get in if you are not present to tend to it. Depending on how much money and time you want to spend, you could have something similar to a greenhouse with automatic sprinklers, heaters, screens, lights, etc.
However, nothing beats constant attention in my opinion. Good luck.


Don in Tally    Posted 03-03-2002 at 11:49:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the same situation you described, I am courious to read the responses you get.
BTY, I am in Florida, Where are you???


Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 03-04-2002 at 06:38:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Don! We must be neighbors. I assume that "Tally" means Tallahassee. Well, that's where I am. I work here, and live near Chattahoochee.
Shoot me an e-mail.


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