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RE: Those motion-detector sprayers
  • Subject: RE: Those motion-detector sprayers
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 07:56:27 -0700

Hmmm. I guess I need to think about this. My vegetable garden area is
all fenced off but it is about 40' or more on a side and there are gates
on 3 sides. Long ago we ran small-mesh wire around the bottom of the
fences to try and deter the rabbits, but they manage to get in anyway.
Now we have some big shrubs and the sheep and horse corrals on the
sides, it will be a lot harder to repair or re-fence all that. 
But maybe there are just one or two places they are getting through and
we can figure out where they are. 
The wind dies down at night, and we see the rabbits at dusk and dawn, so
the scarecrow might work in a limited area.  


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 4:21 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Those motion-detector sprayers

Cyndi, I use the scarecrow in warm weather for the deer and I only set
for overnight protection.   They are very sensitive, a bird or any
will set it off.   Also, you need to move it about, at least for deer,
or it 
becomes ineffective. When you have deer you become less concerned with 
rabbits.   The negative is it is connected to running water. I didn't
get the 
connector in just right one time and we woke up to a flooded back yard
it beats anything I have used so far.   It would be desirable to have
than one.   The price has come down on these. 
     I do use green plastic fencing to keep the rabbits from my lilys.

The roll comes in approx 6' height.   We cut it in half and then make 
cylinders to fit each clump of lilies.   My plants are planted very
dense and I have 
hundreds of cylinders but the fencing just seems to disappear.   I leave

them in the garden all year round however the deer make a mess of them
in the 
winter.   My vegetable gardens are completely fenced so rabbits can not
in. We ran a heavy wire at about 4' height to discourage the deer.

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