theophilus
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neighbors vs. wildlife

i wish to start a vegetable garden - beans, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce and spinach, maybe some squash. however, i will probably plant them on my grandparents' land in NH because with my first garden, the neighbors :twisted: stole all our vegetables :shock: . this time round, I'm going to take my chances with wild animals. however, i wonder if there are any tips for how i might be able to grow a low-cost, low-impact vegetable garden. :? any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

opabinia51
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Well, the key to growing tasty, nutritious organic produce is SOIL, SOIL, SOIL. We have a lot of threads on how to improve and make great soil in the organic forum.

Though, if you don't want to have local fauna eating all your produce then, I would recommend putting up some deer fencing which, is relatively inexpensive, however you can also plant the sunflower: Helianthus maximallanii which the dear will not cross if planted as a hedge.

theophilus
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sunflowers? thanks! :D

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