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    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 16th May 18, 9:23 AM
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    Need effective fox deterrent for vegetable patch
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    • 16th May 18, 9:23 AM
    Need effective fox deterrent for vegetable patch 16th May 18 at 9:23 AM
    I have a small town garden and this year decided to put a smaller vegetable patch against the one sunny wall. Last week I planted out a small red pepper plant (tied to a stake) against the wall, and a row of spring onions and radishes.

    On going into the garden this morning, I found a huge fox pooh, deposited on the twine connecting the pepper plant to the stake, and over its leaves. Also several more liberally scattered all over my newly planted lines of spring onions and radishes. I assume they are from the foxes living in next doors overgrown garden. (I already mentioned they are causing a problem to the neighbours who are very elderly, and they just shrugged.)

    So I urgently need a vegetable safe fox deterrent to put on my vegetable patch. Can anyone recommend one from the various products out there? (As before it is a town garden with very limited space and there is really no where else to grow vegetables. I just want to discourage the foxes from using the patch as a toilet.)
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    • littlerock
    • By littlerock 16th May 18, 9:41 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 9:41 AM
    Has anyone used SCOOT? Does it work?
    • unrecordings
    • By unrecordings 16th May 18, 10:32 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:32 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:32 AM
    Sticks, or more specifically canes for cats/foxes/badgers.
    Stout canes round the border, smaller canes in the middle if you're running out of good ones. On the upper right you can see I'm also using a cheap trellis, this is also very effective (if it fits in with what you're trying to protect)

    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 16th May 18, 11:28 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 11:28 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 11:28 AM
    I am told that make urine is a very effective deterrent.
    • ljonski
    • By ljonski 16th May 18, 1:14 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 1:14 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 1:14 PM
    only male urine!
    "if the state cannot find within itself a place for those who peacefully refuse to worship at its temples, then itís the state thatís become extreme".Revd Dr Giles Fraser on Radio 4 2017
    • mumf
    • By mumf 16th May 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 5:14 PM
    Has anyone used SCOOT? Does it work?
    Originally posted by littlerock
    It replaced Renardine,which sadly,is now illegal. That stuff worked! Anyhow,it's reckoned the Scoot alternative is quite effective. https://foxrepellentexpert.com/renardine/
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