Re: [gardeners] Raccoons

Bargyla Rateaver (
Fri, 27 Jul 2001 21:54:43 +0100

if i were doing everything over, now, i would FIRST build a 10 ft high cement
wall all around and put broken glass on the top, and then I would emclose all
the inside part with stainless steel wire netting, top and sides.  In the long
run, that would be cheaper and permanent and without worry about pests or

One can use empty plastic milk bottles instead of coffee cans. Cut off the milk
bottle at the proper level and shove the bottom edge into the soil around the
plant. Gets more light inside and is easy to handle or replace.

Gaye Stanton wrote:

> She's sure.  She's seen them.
>  Rebecca's Garden newletter suggested cutting the top & bottom out of coffee
> cans & setting them over the plants but how unattractive is that!!!!!!!!
> She lives in a wooded area & the raccoons were there first but she is fairly
> new to gardening & is becoming discouraged.  Besides the time involved the
> expense also.  There must be a happy medium, just haven't figured it out yet
> :-)
> gaye
> > Is she sure it's coons? They come and eat my vegetables, particularly
> eggplant, on occasion but
> > they've never dug anything up. On the other hand squirrels will dig up
> newly planted stuff looking
> > to see what's under it.


Bargyla Rateaver