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Is there anything that deer DONT like?

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Re: Is there anything that deer DONT like?

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/2/2012, 11:04 pm

@GWN wrote:
Maybe I can mail you some of my work socks. You would benefit from using them and I would consider it payback for that "queen" comment earlier.
Well only if you leave a few of those heirloom seeds between the toes.... :drunken:

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Post  GWN on 4/2/2012, 11:51 pm

rock on rock on rock on TTT now can't we be friends.
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/2/2012, 11:54 pm

@GWN wrote: TTT now can't we be friends.

Of course we can be friends, but friends do occasionally each other right??

You're a trip! lol!
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Re: Is there anything that deer DONT like?

Post  GWN on 4/3/2012, 10:42 am

Well....... I HAVE never actually a friend...
BUT HERE GOES TTT ..
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Re: Is there anything that deer DONT like?

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/3/2012, 11:09 pm

lol! lol! lol!

Anywhoo.....

I've been to dozens of garden centers over the years and I always see plant tags that say "Deer Resistant" but do you think I can remember what they were? Heck no

Maybe this link will be useful for you.....

http://www.canadiangardening.com/how-to/pests-and-diseases/deer-proof-your-garden/a/1574
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Post  GWN on 4/4/2012, 12:01 am

thanks TTT
Tonite I sat and watched the beautiful white tailed deer on my neighbours lawn, and though tempted to send the dog,.... chewy...
after it, I did not they are so beautiful, AND it WAS my neighbours lawn not mine (not that I have lawn)
So anyways Thanks for that link....
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Re: Is there anything that deer DONT like?

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/4/2012, 12:02 am

You're quite welcome.

I'm going to another garden center tomorrow and if I see anything there labeled "deer resistant" I'll let you know what it is.
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Re: Is there anything that deer DONT like?

Post  boog1 on 4/4/2012, 3:08 am

Bout the the only time I caught sight of any deer near my table tops they was walking down the neabors driveway about 10 feet away. Not sure why they just seemed disinterested in eating anything, I've been told by people around here that hostas are like candy to a deer never in the 4 years i've lived here we have never lost one to a deer.
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Post  AvaDGardner on 4/9/2012, 5:46 pm

Janet, since they don't like human smells (thinking back to my DH's hunting days), have you tried things like cayenne pepper or coffee grounds?

I would also think moth balls around the area would keep them away.

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Post  GWN on 4/9/2012, 10:35 pm

you know back to another discussion, I have this OLD bottle of progesterone, someone here said that mensing females kept deer away and that perhaps THAT was the hormone that was involved.
SO I was thinking I have some progesterone, think I might try it.....
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Post  JeanneRamick on 4/9/2012, 11:50 pm

Have lived many decades on many small family farms (doing traditional row gardening) and found that "human" scents (hair from my Uncles barbershop, sweaty T-shirts, and "used" feminine products did NOT work as well as mothballs or cotton balls soaked with pure peppermint oil. (Mothballs were much less expensive ... probably still are) However, the pure peppermint oil worked much better.

Renew after a heavy dew or rainfall.

(peppermint oil also works against mice and ladybugs in your home RV in the off-season and it's not a poison like mothballs are)

@AvaDGardner wrote:I would also think moth balls around the area would keep them away. Ava
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Post  AvaDGardner on 4/10/2012, 2:51 am

That's cool Jeanne!

Has anyone tried just mint plants in the area?
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Post  GWN on 4/10/2012, 10:34 am

WHere do you get pure peppermint oil?? grocery store, pharmacy?
Will check that out
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Post  nycquilter on 4/10/2012, 10:40 am

use peppermint essential oil which is typically available at health food stores. Try Whole Foods if there is one near you.

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