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southpaw

southpaw

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I gave up on sweet corn , tried live trapping but that was more work than I wanted to screw around with

Neighbors shoot them when they see them but seems like that don't eradicate them either

Deer turkey yeah they are a menace here also
Thanks for tips though but don't think I am going bother with sweet corn this year , to much extra work
 
djg james

djg james

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IL
I gave up on sweet corn , tried live trapping but that was more work than I wanted to screw around with

Neighbors shoot them when they see them but seems like that don't eradicate them either

Deer turkey yeah they are a menace here also
Thanks for tips though but don't think I am going bother with sweet corn this year , to much extra work
Deer get into my garden peas. I use to put out two 50' rows and be able to harvest enough to freeze some. Now I only put out a small row and try to protect it. I'll have to routinely put out human scent, too. Rabbits ate through my plastic chicken wire last year to get into my Spinach bed. I'm going with metal this year and topping it off with old patio door screens to keep the deer out too.

Anyone got a pea, spinach and venison recipe? (I swear I'm going to kill them things).
 
farmer steve

farmer steve

outstanding in my field, 5150
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I had 1 patch of white corn left(can I say that?) Last year I put up a dusk to dawn solar light in the middle of the patch. It worked as far out as the light would shine. You could tell because they didn't eat the corn in the lighted area. May look for a few more for this season. I like bottle rockets too.
 
Goinwheelin

Goinwheelin

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Lights look almost new. Nice save. It's amazing what companies throw away to save money.
Yeah they probably got paid to upgrade. There were a lot of lights and guys were leaving with pallets full of them. I don’t think a single one got thrown away.

I figure down the road there will be another upgrade to the latest greatest lighting that the government wants businesses to use and I’ll score some LEDs
 

sb47

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The late hard freeze that gripped the country makes me wounder how late planting season will start. We had a hard freeze late all the way down to Texas so I'm sure planting season will be delayed a few weeks if not more. Getting seeds to germinate with the colder temps is bound to set things back a few weeks. I'm sure prices will go up because of the extended winter temps.
 
jollygreengiant

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The late hard freeze that gripped the country makes me wounder how late planting season will start. We had a hard freeze late all the way down to Texas so I'm sure planting season will be delayed a few weeks if not more. Getting seeds to germinate with the colder temps is bound to set things back a few weeks. I'm sure prices will go up because of the extended winter temps.

Unless we have a mild march up here, then my planting will be late due to snowmelt. Where I'm at is pretty open so the snow blows and drifts a lot. Unfortunately the spot where my garden is is very prone to drifting. Currently there's about 2-3' on it. Though we had some rain yesterday that melted some of it, but still a lot to go if I want to be planting in a month.

I guess one good thing about so much snow is that it should have insulated my garlic from the -18 we had for a few nights.
 
sonny580

sonny580

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Anti-deer fence gotta be a min. of 7 feet to actually work!
We used electric fence 13 years ago for coons and rabbits. first line 4" off the ground , second one 8" and third one 14" or so.
For coons only 6" and 12" with 2 lines works. We had a bunch of electric rope that was left behind by former owner and I used that for most of the lines.
Our deer fence is standard woven wire field fence with extended posts to reach the 7' mark. String 2 lines above woven wire and tie ribbons every few feet or use the rope so they can see it . They wont jump thru because they think the fence is solid the full 7'.
 
jollygreengiant

jollygreengiant

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Anti-deer fence gotta be a min. of 7 feet to actually work!
We used electric fence 13 years ago for coons and rabbits. first line 4" off the ground , second one 8" and third one 14" or so.
For coons only 6" and 12" with 2 lines works. We had a bunch of electric rope that was left behind by former owner and I used that for most of the lines.
Our deer fence is standard woven wire field fence with extended posts to reach the 7' mark. String 2 lines above woven wire and tie ribbons every few feet or use the rope so they can see it . They wont jump thru because they think the fence is solid the full 7'.

I've been lucky so far and haven't had a deer problem in my sweetcorn. I'm hoping it's because there is literally 1000's of acres of field corn grown within 10 miles of me, rather than they just haven't discovered my garden yet. There's certainly enough of the hooved rats running around here.
 
Goinwheelin

Goinwheelin

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I’m in a residential area, there’s raccoons but they haven’t messed with the garden. My problem is with cats wanting to take a dump in the soft soil or mulch. I would shoot the little bastards but the wife wouldn’t be too happy lol.
 
Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

"No wood, No fire!"
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Deer get into my garden peas. I use to put out two 50' rows and be able to harvest enough to freeze some. Now I only put out a small row and try to protect it. I'll have to routinely put out human scent, too. Rabbits ate through my plastic chicken wire last year to get into my Spinach bed. I'm going with metal this year and topping it off with old patio door screens to keep the deer out too.

Anyone got a pea, spinach and venison recipe? (I swear I'm going to kill them things).

pan fried in bacon grease, flour and a lil S&P hard to beat tasty culinary fare! well, imo....

couple nights ago...
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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

"No wood, No fire!"
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Echoville, TEXAS
Anti-deer fence gotta be a min. of 7 feet to actually work!
We used electric fence 13 years ago for coons and rabbits. first line 4" off the ground , second one 8" and third one 14" or so.
For coons only 6" and 12" with 2 lines works. We had a bunch of electric rope that was left behind by former owner and I used that for most of the lines.
Our deer fence is standard woven wire field fence with extended posts to reach the 7' mark. String 2 lines above woven wire and tie ribbons every few feet or use the rope so they can see it . They wont jump thru because they think the fence is solid the full 7'.
up near my ranch, in town... they have some marauding deer. those with gardens have problems. one guy in town said he can only keep them out with a 12' wire-type fence!
 
Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

"No wood, No fire!"
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Echoville, TEXAS
Unless we have a mild march up here, then my planting will be late due to snowmelt. Where I'm at is pretty open so the snow blows and drifts a lot. Unfortunately the spot where my garden is is very prone to drifting. Currently there's about 2-3' on it. Though we had some rain yesterday that melted some of it, but still a lot to go if I want to be planting in a month.

I guess one good thing about so much snow is that it should have insulated my garlic from the -18 we had for a few nights.
that's sure cold jgg! ~ :cold: not that cold here, but 12/3f or so at my garden. flopped down hard my leeks and 1015 onions. but now, both well on way to recovery. actually hard to even think they have been in a recent freeze! :)

leeks, onions. few days after the freeze... now each area flourishing.
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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

"No wood, No fire!"
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Echoville, TEXAS
When I was working one of the younger fellas said he was thinking about just buying a beater car and smash into them cause he could not hunt in his area
He was just being funny but was upset over the damage they did to his garden
got squirrels that live down the street and a whole mess of them, too... that live in the oak trees! ;) sometimes the furry ones get into my garden. always P me O!! :( but as a rule, no real damage. just hate to see new seed bed with a rumph! in it!! i relocate them from time to time! i like meals of venison, but not quite ready just yet for squirrel soup!

no thanks...
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