Virginia-Ted Rye
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Asked on Jun 23, 2019

What works to keep deer and rabbits from eating beans?

Laura CooperMogie


What works to keep deer and rabbits from eating beans that have just came up? I have tried different things, but they don't seem to be working. Thanks for any help.?

2 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jun 23, 2019

    You can try using deer repellents, such as hanging tufts of human hair or bags of bar soap shavings near bush bean plants or on pole bean supports, but they generally don't work very long. Creating a permanent barrier in the form of fencing that is at least 8 to 10 feet high usually is a more effective deer control. Deer can leap over fencing that is too short.

    Little can be done to keep rabbits out of a garden other than surrounding it with a secure fence made of chicken wire that is 3 feet high above the ground with an additional 1 foot sunk into the soil.


  • Laura Cooper
    on Jun 24, 2019

    You can try chicken wire around each plant in a cone shape so that there is only a small opening at the top

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