Anyone have any great ideas on keeping cats out of the garden? Our two cats have been using it as a litter box! Looking for some natural (nonharmful) ways to deter them from going in there....
Dang critters! I've heard of people laying blackberry or raspberry brambles (basically anything with thorns) across the garden beds. Cayenne pepper could work, too!
Love the hat, by the way! :)
Thanks yall! We tried the bird netting, and when the plants were big enough, they decided they would dig right at the base of them and conveniently use the mounds and stems... haha they are crazy cats!
We are going to try the cayenne pepper and the blackberry brambles next- thanks for the help! We love our cats, but love our veggies too! :)
(Cornelia, thanks for the kuddos on the hat!)
Has anyone read about or grown any herbs that deter them from entering the garden?
Wow thanks yall!
Yah our cats are using it as their litter box. Which wouldn't be so bad, but when you put new seeds in the ground and they dig them up and move them all around, it becomes a problem :) We put cayenne pepper in the spots they have been going and so far so good. We have wire and and fencing around the garden, but they jump it. Its great to keep our chickens out though :)
If these are your pet cats, then it is easy to keep them away from the garden. First of all, you should focus on their toilet training. Yes, with toilet training your cats will only use litter boxes for stools and pee. On the other hand, if your cats are still urinating in the garden with a clean litter box and training then better to read this article https://ourfitpets.com/health/cats-with-incontinence/ because, in my opinion, cats are suffering because of any medical issue or stress.
Honestly speaking, I am not in favour of the use of any cat repellent in gardens. However, I've tried the scent of the human's hair that successfully keep the cats away from the garden. Strong citrus scents could also be helpful.