How to build a caged greenhouse?
I will share a story about evil monster animals - hmmmm, let's start with GROUNDHOGS... and I am about to sound like a horrible terrible person in a second. But some background.... I have tried to grow a garden in my yard ever since I moved here.... every single thing I have tried has failed to keep those ground hogs out of the garden. They don't just nibble like the rabbits, they eat everything to the ground... and they are not picky. I live in a ... sorta suburb.... but small city, there are giant groundhog holes at least one ever other house ( or lot because many houses are gone now). I got dogs, and though my baby girl dogs are AMAZING hunters, the animals have still found ways in and it doesn't seem to matter how many ground hogs my dogs catch, there are still more.
During the most recent hunt, the groundhog got my 60 pound dogs (3 dogs) to trample the pumpkins, brussel sprouts, and kale.... with everyone heading for the tomatoes before I could even remotely put an end to the chase.
After I managed to calm down, I found some caged houses online that are for gardening. I don't want to try fencing anymore... WASTE of time. My dogs are doing a beautiful job, but there are only three of them and these groundhogs are have no less than three babies a year, they can't possibly keep up with that. AND I can't have everyone and everything running through the garden to stop the garden from being eaten.
What can we come up? Sturdy... last at least 5 years. Not too difficult to put up? Preferably CHEAP. I am endlessly broke.
I was thinking 2x2s - garden fencing with chicken wire for the first two feet.... have to do raised beds at least 2 feet high because bending over is nearly impossible. But how to get the roof right? A flat roof will hang, a pointed roof might not be physically possible for me.
Let me know what you all think.