Garden Construction

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Hello Everyone! I'm a newbie gardener and am curious about anyone's preferences for inexpensive garden edge material. Also, any pointers on good fence heights to keep critters from eating my veggies? Thanks!!

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If it is of any help

I keep rabbits off my garden with a 3 ft wire fence bent outwards at the top. The old rabbit runs up the fence and falls back down on the curve. It makes fun watching them keep trying. It might work with yours but the height depends on the animal. Also I put old cds on edge in the rows and that keeps the birds off, they see their reflection and fly off. It could work with your 'critters' unles you are talking about YB. Then nothing known to man will keep him off.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Sussexman from across the pond.

YB
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Welcome to the forum 3D

You will have to excuse my friend from across the pond. I am like his morning cup of coffee. If he doesn't get a jab at me, his whole day is down the drain.

As for a fence. There is one called "rabbit fence". It has smaller openings at the bottom and larger at the top.
As Suss says, 3ft is good for wabbits.

If you have problems with Groundhogs or Raccoons then that is another story.

As far as edging goes.. If your talking Veggie garden then the fence is all you need.

If you can fill us in on your location, garden size, hours of sunlight for the area, this will help us help you a little more.

Happy New Year
YB

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Gosh YB there's me.....

Thinking you had hibernated for the winter. Glad you be still awake. Must say that photo of you is a good likeness, what do you be eating. Still always says you be a bright spark YB. And by the way I can't drink coffee.
Mind you 3D old YB does speak sense more often than he realizes.

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