I started a vegetable garden indoors (tomatos, bell peppers, watermelons, zucchinnis, and jalapenos) and will be moving it to my outdoor deck in about a month (I don't have a front yard, just a really HOT, directly-in-the-sun deck). My concern is that there is a family of raccoons that live nearby as well as some extremely voracious city squirrels. As a test, I put one of my pepper plants outside on a sunny afternoon and within a few hours the planter was completely dug up and the seedlings were gone
I have two options (that I can think of):
1) I was looking at purchasing one of those pop up garden greenhouses (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Culti-Cave-Easy ... m_sbs_lp_3)
2) I can construct some sort of fenced in shelter
I'm worried that having my veggies inside a greenhouse might cause them to overheat and be scorched because our summers get very hot and humid (southern ontario) and deck temperatures can reach +40 mid-summer. Also, I'm not sure if the greenhouse will keep out a clever raccoon.
I'm in the city centre so even if I can trap and relocate the raccoon family, they will quickly be replaced with another one :S
Any ideas are appreciated!!