How to Keep Animals Out of the Garden

Keeping Cats and Other Animals Out of Your Plot

There have been ongoing visits at the B Street garden by animals that enjoy digging in our fertile soil. Here are some ideas to keep them out of your plot:

  • Make the soil harder to dig in with:
    • Forks, knives, or chopsticks sticking up.
    • Stones or rocks covering where they like to dig.
  • Cover the ground with chicken wire or garden netting.
  • Cover the ground with Devil’s Club or fabric.
  • Hoops.
  • Cayenne pepper.
    Every few days, sprinkle the ground and leaves of your plants with cayenne pepper (or black pepper, or a mix). The pepper is also beneficial to your plants.

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