For those planting out in a raised bed now is your moment to put the thing together. If you do you can direct plant radish, beet and carrot seeds now and beans in a few short weeks.
Don't let the critters get you down by chomping on your beloved veggie babies.
I put up an ever so simple barrier of cheap and not so beautiful 'yard guard' from home depot.
Here are some of the many items you can use, mine is supported with some strategically placed wooden posts and over generous use of a staple gun. I also made the world's simplest gate although, at the low height of my fence, I more often climb over the fence instead of opening it.
Also see the wonderful gardens constructed and planted out by www.alottogrow.org a great organization who grow for food pantries and soup kitchens in the area.
|A Lot To Grow Garden, note arcs supporting protection.|
|Usually keeps out everyone.|
|Called rabbit proof but the groundhogs can't read so they stay away too. For true groundhog protection you will be getting into trenching and lining the bottom of your bed with chicken wire. You should be just fine with this though.|
|Will also do the job nicely.|