With the warmer weather I have been working on crossing off items from my to-do list. My gardening to-do list, especially. One of the things on my list was to get up the deer netting. I have tried all the other tricks to keep deer from eating my garden and now it was time for a new tactic. I purchased 100 feet of deer netting and ordered twenty bamboo stakes that are 7' tall. Netting was secured to the stakes around the inside of my picket fence. I know this will not keep a determined deer out of the garden, but I'm hoping it will be a deterrent. Maybe they just won't want to bother with getting all tangled in the netting and go elsewhere for their dinner.
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The raspberry canes are greening up nicely now. They are much more sparse this year. I have tried transplanting some of the runners hoping they will fill in the bare spots. I may have to order new canes for next year.
Last week I went to the nursery, not far from my home, and purchased three trays of herbs and annual flowers. I have been working on getting them in the ground this week. This is the fun part! If I am successful in keeping the deer out, this could be a great gardening season. Here's hoping.
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