|Rigid plastic utility mesh.|
My float has a natural critter deterrent. It's on a pulley system. I bring it in to work, and send it out to float along a log boom in the lake. It's watery moat keeps hungry critters away. But not so for my deck pots.
|Cutting the mesh to size was easy.|
|I hand "sewed" it into a cylinder.|
I was going to get chicken wire, but I found something better, Quest Plastic Rigid Utility Mesh. It was easy to use, the holes were smaller (1/2 inch), it was 3-feet high, and cost less. The 15-foot roll was plenty with extra for later use.
|Cutting a circle to sew on the top.|
Then I cut a circle to sew on the top. I didn't want the critters to climb the side like a ladder to get in the pot.
|Easy to lift off for watering and tending.|
Now my peppers are safe to regrow and start producing. After one week they already have a few pepper sets.
|And they look pretty professional.|
The mesh cage is easy to lift off for watering and to pick peppers once they get large enough to harvest. But now I wonder where the little critters will attack next? -- Margy