Re: [gardeners] Raccoons

Bargyla Rateaver (
Fri, 27 Jul 2001 21:56:55 +0100

if I were doing it over now, the first thing I would do would be to enclose the
entire yard, sides and top, with stainless steel wire netting, and have cement
wall all around with broken class bits embedded in the top edge. much cheaper in
the long run, and relaxes the mind. no more worries about thieves, for one

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