Problems and solutions for gardening in deer country.
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2013
Started by Carolyn Izzo May 17, 2011.
Started by Sally Smith z4. Last reply by Nancy Powell Jun 13, 2009.
Have you ever tried BOBEX Expensive but it does work.
When times are tough they'll eat virtually any thing.
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.
Several huge beautiful bucks around here this year too!
Our deer population has really grown the past 2 years. I always thought my sedums were safe but not anymore.
So my company has started selling Natura product. It is a 2 step system the Plant saver spray then the Mycotabs wich contain a bitrex & 30 species beneficial mycrohizzal fungi/bacteria. So far so good.
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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.
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!
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.
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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