Now that you’ve planted your vegetable garden, how do you keep animals from eating your prized plants and vegetables?

For varying periods of time, plastic owls and inflatable snakes can be a deterrent. Hawk-like balloons that appear to be alive, bobbing about in the breeze also scare them away, too. Animals are easily spooked by flashing lights, so hanging a few aluminum pie plates or CDs in the garden can help, too.

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