Master Gardener, Toby Bost, recently spent some time chatting with Tami and Verne about keeping our gardens pest-free. According to Toby, your best defense against critters like rabbits and deer is a well planned fence around your garden area. He also said a product called Liquid Fence works well, although it is expensive. Additionally, he said a company in Chapel Hill called I Must Garden offers a wide variety of products to help keep critters out of your garden.
For insects and other creepy-crawlies, Toby said there are a variety of organic repellents on the market. He suggests Rodale’s Organic Gardening book as an excellent guide for choosing the right product/method to best address the specific pests you are dealing with.