Asked on May 9, 2017

Our String Beans plants are eaten by animals! What can we do?

C.B.JudyColleen Sturma Reynolds


4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 9, 2017

    Do you know what animals are eating them?
  • Colleen Sturma Reynolds
    on May 9, 2017

    I would try covering with cheese cloth, or make a chicken wire fence to put around them. You also could try sprinkling crushed red pepper or pepper flakes around them.
  • Judy
    on May 9, 2017

    yes fence the critters out...just remember they are hungry so they will dig under or climb over to get in....would help to know the animal. They all love the young tender shoots
  • C.B.
    on May 14, 2017

    IF deer are your problem...and IF your garden is next to a fence line...extend your fence outward about 3 to 4 feet from the main fence ON THE OUT SIDE EDGE. IF you have noticed deer when they leap a fence: they 'siddle up' to the fence then leap over...SO, when you extend a fence beyond the main fence the deer can't 'siddle up' to the main fence to jump over .
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