Well that is easy. Wait for the pests to thin the herd a little.
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All but two of the squash seeds I planted came up. I was shocked. (But, as my country kitty friend pointed out: "You might still get squash bugs.") I only mulched between the rows, but soon I'll add between the plants. The nasturtium seeds are coming up as well, although you cannot see them well in the picture.
AND... we have our first cucumber! Never mind that it is about as long as my knuckle! It is cute and looks strangely like an alien pod. Hmm. Better check that variety again. What if it is one of those pods from The Invasion of the Body Snatchers? I might have a job for them...
My husband had cleverly set up his game camera in the garden, just to see what was going on. So, when I discovered the beheaded borage, I was able to look at the images within an hour. We saw that the bunnies (two of the rotten beasts!) entered from the gate, which already had wire down to the ground, but had a small gap between the two doors. I thought and thought about how to fix the "leak" without impeding access to the garden for people and equipment.
Here was my solution.