How to Protect Raised Garden Beds from Squirrels, Birds, and Bunnies – Urban Gardening

How to Protect Raised Garden Beds from Squirrels, Birds, and Bunnies – Urban Gardening

Critters and pests can be a huge adversary for gardeners, but we’ve found an easy way to protect our vegetable garden from local urban wildlife like squirrels, birds, and bunny rabbits. Follow these steps to build your own easy DIY raised garden bed fence.

Our technique works well for wooden raised garden beds using supplies you can easily get at your local hardware store:
Cedar Raised Garden Bed –
1″ Chicken Wire –
Garden Stakes –
Wire Cutters –
Staple Gun –
Bird Netting –
Clothes Pins –

Check out our step-by-step instructions for an easy DIY raised garden bed fence:

After eight years attempting to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in containers on our balcony and in a community garden in the city, we now have a backyard with four garden beds to grow in! Each week we update with what’s new, good or bad, in our urban garden.

What we’re growing this year:
Big Rainbow Tomato –
German Green Tomato –
San Marzano Plum Tomato –
Sun Gold Yellow Cherry Tomato –
Mortgage Lifter Beefsteak Tomato –
Annina Eggplant:
Hansel Eggplant –
Raspberry Dressing Sorrel
Bright Lights Swiss Chard –
Crookneck Tempest Summer Squash –
Black Beauty Zucchini –
Mary Washington Green Asparagus –
Pacific Purple Asparagus –
Victoria Rhubarb –
Japanese Cucumber –
Burpless Bush Cucumber –
Sweet Mint
Cilantro –
Dukat Dill –
Kaleidoscope Carrots –
Genovese Basil –
Salad Sensation Spinach –
Cherry Giant Radish –
Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce –

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  1. Chewning Witmer on April 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Do it yourself, visit the Woodglut website and find out how.

  2. Jonathan Smith on April 21, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    did your ‘roof’ work to fight off squirrels ?

  3. Latrenda J. on April 21, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    I recently lost seedlings to ceitters. I didn’t realize i needed to protected against birds too.

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