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How to Build a Simple Fence Around a Vegetable Garden

If your yard gets much use from kids and pets, protect your veggie garden with a fence made of bamboo stakes and string. Though it won't keep out anything large or heavy, it'll serve as a reminder to everyone that plants are there.

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  • Time

    1 hour

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Place Bamboo Stakes

Push the bamboo stakes into the ground at one-foot spacing until they're sturdy in place. Hammer the stakes into the ground along the edge of the bed.

bamboo stakes pushed into ground

Step 2: Attach Twine to Bamboo

Wrap the twine around each stake a few times. Then go straight across to the next stake, repeating the step until all of the stakes are tied together. Complete the fence by adding a second row of string and tying it off.

second row of string completes fence

Step 3: Attach CDs With Twine

Dangle some CDs from twine and tie them to the top twine on the fence. This will help keep birds like starlings away and make the fence more noticeable to kids who might forget the garden is here.

dangle old CDs from string to deter birds