Last year we had squadrons of marauding night-time critters make short shrift of any vegetables that we planted. This season we want to protect our plantings. What methods have you come up with that you find easiest/neatest/cheapest for keeping chewing animals away from your vegetables?
I am thinking, rather than trying to net an entire area (i.e. essentially build a whole structure), about protecting small groups of plants using smaller movable covers of some kind... But what?
Thanks for any ideas and tips.