Sadly, I had several 3’ tall kale plants producing bountifully and then one day suddenly something gnawed the plants down to a row of stubs. These same creatures are going after my swiss chard now. My raised bed with leafy greens has been decimated and I haven’t been able to harvest anything.
My plan is go build a structure (cage) around the bed that I can use either to drape bird netting over or cover with chicken wire to prevent these creatures from reaching my plants.
Which would you use? Bird netting or chicken wire?
I know I have voles, squirrels and birds in my yard. Potentially raccoons too. Thanks. If I go with chicken wire, I will also use shade cloth to protect the plants from the sun in the summertime.