Watch my garden grow behind a deer fence
I hired Dan Brown of Enright Construction to build a deer fence fence. Dan and two helpers did it all in a day, even moving a couple of those raised planing beds a bit for better positioning within the fence. I couldn’t be happier with their work. They built a six foot high deer fence around the series of raised bed planters I’m using for my vegetable garden.
You can see it in the picture or follow my video tour.
All previous attempts to grow stuff ended in defeat. The deer, helped by woodchucks and rabbits, ate just about everything that came up.
The fence is made of four inch square wire at the top and chicken wire up to about two feet to keep our the rabbits.
Strawberries are already blossoming. Radishes just went in. Peas will go in this week. The other veggies will be between now and Memorial Day, when the chance of frost in my part of Michigan is over.
We eat a lot of veggies. We always choose organic. But buying organic at a store is costly. Growing our own not only saves money but tastes better because what we pick, we immediately eat. Zucchini, leafy lettuce, green beans, peas, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and acorn squash will be my main crops.
I don’t mind sharing but I’m hoping for victory over the critters this year.