Gardening with ducks: what works!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cheezenkwackers, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

    Aug 28, 2016
    Memphis, TN
    I could not find an existing thread that has been kept up, dedicated to gardening with ducks. So, I would like to start one!
    How many ducks do you have? How big is your garden? How much time do they spend in it? What plants do they destroy? Or, maybe a shorter list, what survives? What tricks have you learned?

    I have had five ducks in my garden for a little over a year now. I started with two, probably should have stopped there -two were easier on my plants.

    I have three raised beds each is 10ft x 3ft in a fenced 15ft x 35 ft area. I either put a low (2ft fence) or a frost cover over my beds to save them. My ducks stay there most of the day.

    I have found they love all lettuces, okra seedlings, onion plants, turnip greens, garlic, and pea seedlings.

    They do not seem to like cilantro, potato plants, tomato plants, large squash plants (they will eat a squash they can reach though).

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