Thursday, June 19, 2014

Veggie Garden Update: The Finished Fence!

In my last veggie garden update, I talked about how a certain little rabbit named Cosmo had been visiting my veggie garden. 


I was using a rabbit repellent spray which seemed to be working, but shortly after my post that hungry guy ate ALL of my eggplant and banana pepper plants, most of my bell pepper plants, one chili pepper plant and entire broccoli plant! All in a matter of a few days! So I knew it was time to line the fence with rabbit wire.


First I had to seal the entire fence with a water proof and UV proof sealant. It took forever!


Then we took turns stapling the rabbit wire to the inside of the fence. It was tricky to unroll it, but the stapling part was fun! We had to be so careful not to squish the vegetable plants. At one point I screamed because I thought Steven had stepped on my last hot pepper plant. Turns out he had stepped just in front of it but I gave him a good scare! 

Making sure the gate was rabbit proof

We worked on it every evening for about a week. We were worried the wire would make the fence ugly, but I acutally like it! I think it makes it look more like a vegetable garden and gives it a finished look. If I had known this ahead of time we would have finished the fence before we planted the vegetables so it would have been easier. We ended up losing a few bean plants, one got squished and one got covered in the sealant, turned brown and died. But I had a bunch of bean plants so not big deal!

The fence has been up for a few weeks now and so far no more veggie fatalities! I can't believe one little rabbit could do so much destruction, but at least now my plants are safe :)

It was fun building the fence, but I am looking forward to next year when all I need to do is rough up the soil and put the plants in the ground. 

6 comments:

  1. Ah, those silly little bunnies. There are two bug fat huge ones that live down our alley but we dont have a fence. Mom usually puts hot chili powder neer the plants and that seems to be wirking for now. Well see.
    Yours looks so nice

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    1. I've never heard of putting chili pepper down, that's a good tip!

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    2. Haha oops, i ment RED pepper. Its a lot hotter thab chili. Git it mixed up

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  2. Haha, what a cheeky little guy! Glad you got your plants protected now though!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  3. I had to look real hard to see Cosmo in the first 2 photos -- he blends!
    Love all the photos especially the one of you with the paintbrush & Miller Light, good times! Nice job on the fence. It looks great and so does your whole garden.
    We've used pepper spray on our Halloween pumpkins to deter squirrels from munching them. It works!

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    1. Good idea for the pumpkins, since the fence wont keep out squirrels!

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