So this is what we've done: fill up water buckets with water (that can also be used to water the garden); put the buckets right in front of the gate so that Javelinas CANNOT get under the gate without toppling over four water buckets onto themselves (Javelinas do not like water on them!When it comes to water they are as skittish as cats...I cannot vouch for other kinds of wild pigs, however).Further, to make things more interesting, my husband put long, metal fence posts into the buckets standing upward, leaning against the bar that keeps deer from jumping over the gate..way, if the critters do topple the buckets they will not only get wet.This is a story I found from a couple that was very interesting to read.I could just picture them doing all this and it reminds me of all my struggles with my deer and what we go through to have a simple garden!I even had my husband get me truckloads of dirt in his Toyota truck. What to plant, where to put them, seeds versus bulbs versus six packs of flowers already started.
I used a broom on the gravel to smooth it out to really see if anything was disturbed and it wasn't!So, I put some flat, heavy rocks at the fence where it was clear they probably got out and could have gotten in, but of course, they most likely got in under the gate. 19), I got up to use the bathroom at am, went out to check the garden and all was as it had been since the last invasion. When I went out to check, more squash had been eaten!So for this week we did "Javelina watch," getting up around 7 am to check the garden. Plus, I noticed that the gate had been pushed up some more! We are down to our last couple of squash plants, and WILL NOT LOSE ANY MORE!One has to create a foot-deep trough or so, place the fence into the trough, and keep it covered over with rocks or cement to assure keeping these critters out!But unfortunately, you can't create such structures where it matters most--your garden gate!