Ok, don’t laugh but my goat got into my garden an ate the tops of my newly planted cabbage and Tabasco pepper plants. Should I replace the plants or will they grow back in time?
By Scott Hagler on Tuesday, March 20 at 01:08 AM
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That's horrible! I'd probably replant them. There's a chance they will grow back in time but it's hard to tell for sure.
By Jason Logsdon on Tuesday, March 20 at 01:22 PM
With the heavy rains and the goat attack :) Its better to just replace the plants, just in case.
By Scott Hagler on Sunday, March 25 at 02:36 PM
I agree with Scott Hagler
By Carl Klein on Saturday, September 17 at 04:38 AM
I think you should replant it and for future please take care of your garden from such incidents. Some garden pest are also harmful for garden so always prefer pest control treatment which is not harmful for your garden. You can get more information at : http://www.yalepest.com
By Frank Haskin on Saturday, September 24 at 11:24 AM
Replacing is the best option and I hope you did the same.
The best solution for your situation is to build fences around them. Fenced-in gardens give a courtyard charm. Another option would be wire cages, a chicken wire tall enough so that your goat won't jump over it. Try running the wire from stake to stake.
In fact, I was in a dilemma till two months back. My dog used to spoil the front yard, and the lawn grass used to be riddled with urine spots. He used to dig holes, carving runway paths, making a mess of my landscape design. Then a landscape material suppliers (https://peellandscapedepot.com/) suggested me to go for a hardscape. A good training too helped me in the end.
Also, as Frank said, the garden pest can totally spoil your garden. So, avoid overhead watering or applying pesticides. Try sticking to organic pest spray. To keep the leaves dry, water around the base of the plants when possible.
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