Return to the Frugal Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Cheap protection from wildlife and GEESE?

Posted by megmaine (My Page) on
Fri, May 15, 09 at 9:52

Hi everyone!
I need to protect my beds out in some rural acreage, because my gorgeous array of early cabbages, Brussels sprouts, broccolis, and even parsely, got munched right down to the ground in two days by wildlife. There's a wonderful wild marshy pond nearby, like less than 50 yards away, and the neighboring farmer's stock pond brings geese.
There's a huge turtle or toroise in the wild marshy pond, plus at least one woodchuck and I swear I saw a beaver. There were goose tracks all over my vegetable bed when the damage happened also.

So fences may keep turtles and woodchucks out, but not geese. What to do?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Cheap protection from wildlife and GEESE?

Fence, pie plates on a string, plastic owls, shotgun.

Turtles live in marsh, tortise live in desert.

Small beaver? Maybe a muskrat, they eat greens but won't travel far out of water.

RE: Cheap protection from wildlife and GEESE?

to keep the geese off the beach and dock, we used an inflatable alligator and later just a facsimilie that we left in the water. Garden supplies sell them. Geese do not like alligators.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Frugal Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here