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Asked on Apr 23, 2019

How do I keep cats out of a fruits and vegetable garden?

WilliamTo Work With My Hands


I would like to put in a fruit & veg garden to separate my neighbor & our back yard. But also need to keep the cats out of the garden.

2 answers
  • To Work With My Hands
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Keeping cats out of the garden is a challenge, but here's a trick you may find helpful: slice and scatter citrus around the garden beds. Both dogs and cats dislike citrus. I did this once with sliced lemons in a bed of lemon balm I was trying to establish - worked beautifully and now the bed is so full of lemon balm, they don't even bother anymore.

    Best wishes!

  • William
    on Apr 23, 2019

    You can also sprinkle cayenne pepper or chili powder around. One sniff and they'll remember. May need to reapply.

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