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Deer Country

Started by Carolyn Izzo May 17, 2011.

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Started by Sally Smith z4. Last reply by Nancy Powell Jun 13, 2009.

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Comment by Sensible Lynne on November 25, 2012 at 7:00pm

Have you ever tried BOBEX Expensive but it does work.

Comment by Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A on November 18, 2012 at 6:48am

When times are tough they'll eat virtually any thing.

Comment by Sensible Lynne on November 12, 2012 at 10:11am

We have a herd of about 30 deer, everything from Bambi to Grandpa Buck living in our back acreage. They are constantly going through our garden looking for dessert. I mainly grow plants they don't like but their preferences seem to be on the rise. 

Comment by Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A on November 12, 2012 at 7:05am

Several huge beautiful bucks around here this year too!

Comment by Sensible Lynne on November 11, 2012 at 10:44am

Our deer population has really grown the past 2 years. I always thought my sedums were safe but not anymore.

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Comment by Charlie Patin Z8 TX on April 3, 2012 at 7:33am

Ali and Diane, I live way out in the country with one close neighbor who's wife works.  If I'm outside and have to "do no.1, I have no problem going outside.  Haven't noticed that it deters the deer in any way.  The best thing that's happened this year is rain.  The deer have lots to eat in the woods so don't have to search out alternative sources of food near homes.

Comment by Diane on April 2, 2012 at 10:19pm

That reminds me of a You Tube video I saw that advocated for saving all of your human urine to add to the compost pile.   I guess it would keep the deer out of the compost!

Comment by Ali Kavadlo on April 2, 2012 at 8:06pm

Has anyone had success with having your husband (or male friend) let's just say, "mark his territory" around susceptible deer magnets? I was told it works, but I guess some people might be put off by the idea.

Comment by Lori S Ullman Trent on March 3, 2012 at 7:05pm

Hi, I too have a love/hate relationship with deer,years ago I came across a site that was comparing deer repellant, by name and ingredients. I made a concoction of all the listed ingredients. I mixed it let it sit a few days then strained it and sprayed everything non edible. Best garden year I ever had, but I must warn you it stunk to high heaven. I closed the windows while spraying and the smell would be go away in a day or so. You have to do it first thing in the spring before they get in the habit of visiting your offerings(LOL). Some the ingredients were mixed raw eggs, Garlic Oil,( I've used garlic powder) Blood meal, peppermint oil, bitter flavoring for baking. I'd have too find my list in my mess of gardening info papers, but that could take awhile. These are the main ingredients. They even left my tulips alone. You have to repeat applications every once in a while for the new growth. Eventually it got too labor intensive for me so I just gave away the plants that are their favorites like hostas. I started planting things like primroses (they very seldom eat my primroses ) and allium.They have different tastes just like us, so its pretty much like throwing darts! 

 

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