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    Our site is quite..unique there is a public footpath through it .We have few break in the sheds in the year,once in the summer someone make his home in empty shed.What annoys me the most is a people (a teenegares but not only) stealing a produce.Sweetcorn from near to path,pumpkins I heard even of goosberry bush was pulled out .
    While complaints to council dosen't change reality I was wondering how to deal with it for next year.I have been planing on fencing but I cant put antything valuable,some kind of signs that produce has been sprayed?
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    Can you make a fence from pallets?
    Or put up a sign saying the plot is protected by CCTV - maybe a dummy camera?
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    Electric fence?

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    barbed wire ?

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    You canít have electric fences or barbed wire next to a public path where little children walking past might hurt themselves. Protect the crops,get some fences up,or caged plants with a lock. Theft happens everywhere,youíre not alone. Grow more of what you want to harvest,knowing itís for sharing.
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    Plant blackberry bushes and nettles next to the path.
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    Several plots on our site have a soft fruit hedge. Posts and wire/rope to support them, then blackberries, loganberries etc trained along the supports.
    Other option is to grow crops which are less recogniseable, or harder to remove, nearer to the path. Stuff like mooli, spuds, jerusalem artichokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    Theft happens everywhere,you’re not alone. Grow more of what you want to harvest,knowing it’s for sharing.
    Koff splutter *****cks. No-one should have to just expect to grow more because there are thieves about.
    That is preposterous.

    Electric fences, barbed wire and anything else that could cause injury to anyone, not just children, will get folks into trouble. A hidden camera would be ideal if one can be sourced. I think there are available for filming wildlife.

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