This is what happened to my nice plants that I set out.
These are the onions and you can see the deer tracks in the garden. She tried the onions but didn’t like them so went on to the new plants.
You can see the difference in the fences. This time the deer came in where the fence was not so thick. I will finish putting rags in the whole fence but from what I am reading now I need something to make the deer feel there is not a safe landing place in the garden or that the fence is too wide for him to jump. They say you can’t make it too high to jumps if there is enough room for the deer to land safely in side. I have a few ideas and will try those before I set out more plants. This picture shows the rhubarb which is coming up nicely and the deer do not like that so that at least is safe. No potatoes up yet so want to get the fence secure before they come up.
This is Norman putting in two old tomato cages. This end of the garden is much narrower, only 17 feet wide so he put two cages and covered them with chicken wire and will plant cucumbers around them. This gives the cucumbers plenty of room to climb and the fruit hangs down for easy picking. The deer do not like cucumbers so they are safe. The row next to them Norman put is green bush beans. If we don’t get another killing frost we will have some early beans provided I can convince the deer to go elsewhere to grocery shop. The next row will be another row of spinach for freezing and then another row of beans. In this side addition to the large garden is where I have the three rows that I set out the 36 plants that the deer ate and I’ll try again when I fix the fence plus two more row one that Norman will plant to beans and one I have already planted in beets. We have just talked about how we are to fool the deer and will go try that now and let you know how it works.