I having trouble with keeping my cat out of my vegetable garden.
My garden is in raised beds in our fenced off pool and spa area.
As we have two large german shepherds, I knew they would not share the back yard with me.
Now I have the Cat, not my Frances Cat, digging up my plants. I have put wire around the plants to protect them and stop her getting in. But she is still getting in there.
So far she has dug up a basil plant and killed it, dug up the chives as well. Thankfully most of the tomatoes are getting very very large. But she keeps digging the soil around them, which won't end well.
Ive got a straw mix on top of the soil to keep the plants watered, is that what she is attracted to??
Anyone got any ideas to get a cat out of the veggie patch??
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05-11-2015 17:48 #1
How to keep Cat out of my garden !!
05-11-2015 19:39 #2
Try orange peels. Cats don't like the smell of citrus. The cat is attracted as it's freshly turned soil and it's a more desirable area to dig and toilet in.
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05-11-2015 20:17 #3
You can get motion sensor sprinklers - seriously thinking of trying them for the neighbours cat who Sh!!s on our front lawn every. single. morning.
05-11-2015 20:22 #4Senior Member
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We have put down plastic coated chicken wire stuff, bought in a roll at bunnings. We just cut it to the size of the beds then cut holes for the plants to grow through. Easy to take in and out as you change plants each season (just need to plant things in the same spots for the cut holes!). Only thing that's worked for us!
05-11-2015 20:33 #5
I've heard cats don't like citronella - worth looking into maybe
05-11-2015 21:11 #6
Taken from a cat rescue website:
Cats prefer to dig in loose dirt. If you have a small area try placing some pebbles in the garden beds.
Pine cones also act as a deterrent as cats don't like the feel of them on their feet. So try adding some to your mulch & spread around flower beds to keep the cats away.
Citrus is unpleasant to cats, so if the neighbourhood cats are zoning in on a smallish area, you can try putting orange, grapefruit or lemon peel in this area. Chilli Powder also works to make cats avoid certain areas.
Chicken manure around established plants can also deter cats as they don't like the smell.
05-11-2015 23:47 #7
07-11-2015 08:01 #8
Thank you for the great idea í ½í¸Š
Ive got some wire up, but she was still getting in. But I've now put some orange and lemon rids between the plants.
As as an extra deterrent I'm buying some super hot chilli
I have not seem any further damage since putting out the peels. It's been very wet here in Melbourne lately. So maybe the garden is too wet, for her to get in their and dig.
Thank í ½í¸Š í ½í°¾
08-11-2015 19:50 #9Senior Member
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