Starting A Vegetable Garden
The first step is choosing the vegetables you want to grow. Different varieties offer different characteristics such as size, cold tolerance or disease resistance.
Plants require regular maintenance. Watering new seeds and transplants daily is essential. Locate your vegetable garden near a water source. Dragging a hose all over the yard or having to go back and forth can be frustrating.
Corn is a beloved staple crop for many gardeners due to its sweet and juicy kernels. However, rats view what you see as a culinary delight and a sign of your gardening prowess as a golden opportunity for a hearty meal, as corn provides them with plenty of nutritional value, including protein. In fact, corn often features as a staple in many commercial rodent foods. Rats will feast on crops whether they are still on the stalk or stored in the barn for future use. The tall stalks of corn plants offer excellent cover, creating a hideaway that allows rats to go about their business relatively undisturbed. Rodents are also quite fond of pumpkins and squash, as their flesh is rich and nutritious.
When planting these seasonal favorites, it’s crucial to understand the risks of attracting rats. Rodents are persistent and troublesome once they’ve discovered the banquet that is your vegetable garden. To protect your hard work, you may need to employ various defensive strategies, such as eliminating gaps and other areas where they can take shelter, storing harvested produce in secure, rodent-proof containers like garbage cans, and putting up protective netting around vulnerable crops.