When I first pioneered my beautify backyard vegetable garden, everything seemed to be going swimmingly. Sure some vegetables were maturing better than others, but I had faith things would turn out well no matter what obstacles I would have to face. One of the first obstacles that came up was the need for garden fencing.
I had grown vegetables before but it was a communal garden and it was many years ago so when the rabbits started to ruin my garden, I was completely caught off guard. Luckily, because of my experience, I not only knew the solution was garden fencing but I also knew exactly what kind of fence was required.
I immediately went and purchased wire fencing and with the help of my husband we had it installed. You can always pay to have it installed for you but if you have the time, it’s not too difficult to install yourself. First we measured the border of the garden to determine what length of fence would be required. I decided to include a slightly larger area than the existing vegetable garden because I knew I would start adding more vegetables when things were under control. Now what we used was wire fencing with a green vinyl coating. It was one continuous sheet that, when installed, was supported with metal posts.
One thing you need to be careful of is that there are no gaps in the garden fencing. A week after installing the fence, I went to water the vegetables one morning and discovered rabbit trapped inside of the garden. The rabbit somehow got through the fence but was unable to find its way out!