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  •  I understand (6+ / 0-)

    We live in the intermountain west and water is always an issue. I have ferals and it's a constant little battle. When not in use I cover my raised bed with old branches and whatever will keep them from my dirt, in the summer I use garden fabric.

    As for spraying, maybe you could erect a barrier or grow one around the tomatoes. They don't like marigolds and you can get tall ones, they don't like the smell. Distract them, put some planters of catnip in an area away from your tomatoes. Cats really don't like tomatoes anyway, so that should keep them occupied.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 10:13:22 AM PDT

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    •  garden gonna have beautiful border of geranium (6+ / 0-)

      and marigolds!

      We have all sorts of veggies, tomatoes, onions, peppers, lettuce, spinach etc.

      and we feed the feral kitties on the porch. one dish for canned cat food, one for dry food and water dish. they are sharing with possums. last night, baby possum, ever so tiny, was inside the dry cat food dish eating away. did not see his/her mom, but sure she was close by. one night there was raccoon rumble in the back and on our roof, huge raccoons, but seem to be gone now. and we have tons of lizards and birds, with several feeders for them.

      so just looking for a little protection from the critters.

      "It is in the shelter of each other that people live." Irish Proverb

      by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 10:48:42 AM PDT

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      •  We deal with the same problems (4+ / 0-)

        and to top it off the deer came and took one bite each out of the last of our tomatoes last fall. Still, we had a horrible winter last year, weeks of being in the deep freeze with a ton of snow on the ground. I'm such a sucker that I bought apples for them....I can't help myself, I just can't stand to see an animal suffer.

        "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

        by high uintas on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:02:01 PM PDT

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