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Old 06-06-2008, 01:08 AM
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I have a terraced city lot that I'd like to grow some veggies in this season. Problem is deer make their rounds regularly, counting on neighborhood hostas, rose bushes, wild strawberries etc for a living.

I really don't have time to run them off with house projects. electric fence wont cut it here. I was wondering if a hoop greenhouse would be enough deterent, or if they'd get aggressive enough to bust through.

Plan B idea was make rows of cold frames- would it have to be plexi glass? How likely are they to damage those?

Anyone have any success with either of these methods?
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:18 AM
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Cold frames aren't big enough for a garden of mature plants. They're really just starter homes for seedlings.

A hoop frame green house would provide more room for the plants, but greenhouses heat up ferociously in the summer. Greenhouses need either an exhaust system to dispel the heat or you'd have to open the ends of the hoops.....and then the deer would just walk right in.

How about wire deer fence? Not pretty, but inexpensive and easily obtained and installed. Mind you that anything planted close to the fence wire will get munched when the deer stick their noses through.

Deer are hungry fleet-footed critters. Hard to keep them out of your beautiful veggies.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:20 PM
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you can also put plants that the deer don't like around the edges like tomato plants and you could look up some more Ideas if you goole them. I think that you can put cheyanne pepper mix on the leaves and that may help as well. but like i said try and goole it to. Good Luck
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:19 AM
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I'm mountainous region- it rains lots so that would be a daily chore dusting with pepper mix.

Fencing for deer- 12 ft?

maybe I could experiment with chicken wire over a hoop frame?
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