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Question by  poppies (13)

How do I prevent pests from eating my vegetable garden?


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

Pests are often a nuisance in vegetable gardens. There are certain products out there that can help, but these are pesticides and fewer people want to use them these days.


Answer by  ihatetv (581)

Slug prevention is my specialty. I found that putting a combination of egg shells and coffee grounds around the base of my tomato plants kept them slug-free. A clever way to trap and kill slugs is to lure them with beer. Just pour some into a plastic container and put the container in a hole in the garden. They'll drown.


Answer by  amy66 (19)

There are several ways you can prevent your vegetable garden being eaten by pest. One is to purchase products that you can spray on your plants to kill the pests. Two, which is more natural, you could purchase the pest's natural enemy and release them on the plants that are being eaten by the pest.


Answer by  MrPKitty (329)

Chili powder sprinkled on damp leaves will help stop both bug and animal. Urine around the garden will help keep animals out.


Answer by  serendip (408)

For large pests like deer, build a mesh fence at least 10 feet high or install an electric fence. Bone meal in bags, barking dogs, and radios also repel deer to some extent.


Answer by  melissa23 (1002)

YOu can put a chemical called seven dust on the garden to kill the pests. It will not kill the plants.


Answer by  Wade (168)

Depending on what pests are around, you can control them with other plants (marigolds keep horn worms from tomatoes). Otherwise, neem oil is a natural pest control.

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