Lettuce Plants

Gophers in the Vegetable Garden


Anonymous added on November 28, 2014 | Answered

Is there some way to keep gophers out of my vegetable garden? They devastated a row of lettuce, and killed the tomatoes and peppers 3 years ago, but didn't bother the carrots. Two years ago, I put the plants in 5 gallon pots with the bottoms cut out (the pots were sunk 3/4 of the way into the ground). That kept the gophers out, but the plants didn't thrive. This past summer, I just put a few peppers and tomatoes in pots on the patio. That is just too limiting. I have room for a big garden, and the little furry critters are preventing me from utilizing the area. The folks at the garden center laughed when I asked about the effectiveness of the sound-emitting device designed to scare away the gophers. Is there anything out there to keep out the gophers (or the other burrowing critters)? Thanks for any help you can give me.


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Nikki
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Answered on November 28, 2014
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