Deer-proof vegetable garden
The design of the 10-foot-tall fence is adapted from a pattern the owner saw in a past issue of Sunset. Along the bottom of the fence, closely spaced pickets keep out small animals. A grid of squares made of 1-by-1s forms a deerproof barrier above the pickets. The fence is capped by 2-by-8s and beveled 2-by-6s. Inside the 50-foot-square enclosure, vegetables that deer would otherwise devour grow along with flowers in raised mounds of compost and sand.