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I have lots of bug bites but my raised garden beds are installed and planted.

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Doesn't matter if the bed is level or not- the plants will grow up. FWIW, sprinkle a few moth balls in the beds to keep squirrels and other critters out.

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mothballs are toxic to life-threatening to dogs and other pets.
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I can't see putting out a tomato plants and have it ruined by squirrels. Past experience here- squirrels would take on bite out of a tomato and that is it. As for cats, it will keep one from digging up my mulch and crapping in my flowers. It also sleeps in the seat of my lawn tractor. I fool him- I raise the seat.The veggie plants are on the deck- there should be nothing with fur on the deck. My own dogs don't like to go outside on the deck.

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Why did you make raised beds instead of just cultivating a plot of ground and using that as your garden?



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The garden drains better, it defines the garden area, keeps the kids out of the garden and hopefully with help contain the strawberries and raspberries from taking over the yard.

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Doesn't matter if the bed is level or not- the plants will grow up. FWIW, sprinkle a few moth balls in the beds to keep squirrels and other critters out.
Problem at my last place was cats. Lots and lots of cats. I used moth balls around the garden and cayenne pepper around the areas they would do their business.

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How about a fence? I use black plastic netting that looks like hardware cloth.
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The garden drains better, it defines the garden area, keeps the kids out of the garden and hopefully with help contain the strawberries and raspberries from taking over the yard.
I wish I had that problem. Add blueberries and blackberries, please. :-)
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Raised beds warm up sooner in the spring, drain better, and you don't have to bend over as much.

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I wish I had that problem. Add blueberries and blackberries, please. :-)
My Son and I are trying to grow blueberries from our own seeds we collected last year. We froze the seeds to simulate winter conditions. Nothing sprouted yet including the majority of the seeds we accidentally spilled while sowing the seeds in pots, LOL. Those are some tiny seeds.

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How to deal with cats.. Let em spend the day in one and they're not apt to return..

We got gads of wild blackberries and more every season. Luckily they're taking over the other sticker bushes.. They look alike except one species fruits, the other just stabs me regularly..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?

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How to deal with cats.. Let em spend the day in one and they're not apt to return..

We got gads of wild blackberries and more every season. Luckily they're taking over the other sticker bushes.. They look alike except one species fruits, the other just stabs me regularly..
I like it. Do you think that would hold a raccoon? I had a raccoon digging up my lawn a about two months ago. I think one of the neighbours caught it because it hasn't been back. If it comes back I'm building my own trap. Thanks for the idea!

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I like it. Do you think that would hold a raccoon? I had a raccoon digging up my lawn a about two months ago. I think one of the neighbours caught it because it hasn't been back. If it comes back I'm building my own trap. Thanks for the idea!

Do not build a trap for a racoon out of wood. They can tear it up in short order.


Something digging in a yard is more likely an Armadillo than a Racoon.


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