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Deer eating Garden

Postby MikeC » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:30 am

Having a strange year in the garden. The deer are eating my cucumbers and watermelon leaves and plants.

Already finished the corn before it got big enough to bear.

Anybody heard of spraying with peroxide to keep the deer out?

Got to save the peas! They are blooming now!
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Postby dj » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:27 am

Mike copied this from here
http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/ ... llents.htm
But it doesn't say anything about peroxide.

Effectiveness of Repellents on Deer and Elk
Repellents are used primarily to deter deer and elk from browsing on trees and shrubs. The cost of some repellents can limit their use to fairly small areas. Repellents appear most suitable for use on small plantings, in areas where fencing is too costly or aesthetically unpleasing, and where deer and elk pressure is low to moderate. Rainfall slightly reduced the effectiveness of chicken eggs, Deer Away, and coyote urine.
EFFECTIVENESS
REPELLENT CONCENTRATION DEER ELK
Hot Sauce® Animal Repellent (capsaicin) 1:16 (100x) High Very high
Hot Sauce® Animal Repellent (capsaicin) 1:160 (10x) Medium Medium
Hot Sauce® Animal Repellent (capsaicin) 1:1600 (1x) Low Failure
Chicken eggs and water 1:4 High Medium
Deer Away® (Big Game Repellent) Labeled rate High High
Coyote urine 100% High High
Coyote urine and water 1:9 Medium
Hinder® Labeled rate Medium Medium
Thiram Thiram Medium Medium
Habanero peppers and water 1:12 Medium
Tabasco Sauce and water 1:1 Medium
Soap bar 1 bar Medium-low
Ro.pel® (bitrex) Labeled rate Failure Failure
Ani-spray (bitrex) 3 x label Failure
Human hair 1 bag Medium-low
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Postby MikeC » Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:18 am

Thanks!
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Postby alabama » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:42 pm

Go to the zoo and get some lion crap and put it around your peas. That will keep the deer out.
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Postby MikeC » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:19 pm

alabama wrote:Go to the zoo and get some lion crap and put it around your peas. That will keep the deer out.


Now just how in the heck are my deer gonna know that the crap came from lions? :lol:

They don't know what a lion is! ;-)
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Postby dun » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:29 pm

MikeC wrote:
alabama wrote:Go to the zoo and get some lion crap and put it around your peas. That will keep the deer out.


Now just how in the heck are my deer gonna know that the crap came from lions? :lol:

They don't know what a lion is! ;-)


Myabe you're supposed to load them in a trailer and haul them to the zoo so they can be educated

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Postby alabama » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:32 pm

dun wrote:
MikeC wrote:
alabama wrote:Go to the zoo and get some lion crap and put it around your peas. That will keep the deer out.


Now just how in the heck are my deer gonna know that the crap came from lions? :lol:

They don't know what a lion is! ;-)


Myabe you're supposed to load them in a trailer and haul them to the zoo so they can be educated

dun


There you go mike. You can always find an answer on hear.
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Postby MikeC » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:45 pm

dun wrote:
MikeC wrote:
alabama wrote:Go to the zoo and get some lion crap and put it around your peas. That will keep the deer out.


Now just how in the heck are my deer gonna know that the crap came from lions? :lol:

They don't know what a lion is! ;-)


Myabe you're supposed to load them in a trailer and haul them to the zoo so they can be educated

dun


We don't gather and worm our deer til fall. :lol:

Peas would be gone by then. :D
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Postby skyeagle » Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:19 pm

we empty the vacume cleaner out in the garden. I have three
dogs in the house and one is a elk hound with lots of hair!
Keeps every thing out so far.
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Postby Susie David » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:13 am

Had the same trouble with our roses. Had a friend tell me to urinate around the perimeter of the garden every chance the boys got...haven't had trouble since.
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Postby Linda » Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:42 am

We've used Hinder with wonderful success for years now. We're the only folks on the block with apple trees that aren't hit by deer. And, deer have a regular route right through our property every night around midnight. We used Hinder frequently for the first several years our apple trees were growing, but have had to use it only occasionally since. My neighbor with the perfect garden is sooo frustrated because he said he hoped the deer would stop and our place and fill up before they crossed his property. After several more years of watching the deer decimate his garden and apple trees, he came over and asked me the name of what we use. Hinder was also the only thing that would stop the deer from eating another elderly neighbor's tulips each spring. She was nearly in tears until I talked her into trying it.
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Postby Lammie » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:41 am

I looked out the back door this past weekend and there was a donkey looking back at me. I guess I didn't latch the gate well enough and there were 4 donks and 6 calves in the yard. There went the garden. And since the grass really is greener on our side of the fence, they didn't want to go back to their side. I guess they had been out there 20 minutes, that how long it had been since I had been on the back porch.

I'm lucky they didn't get out in the road.

I still have okra, though. I love fried okra!!!! :P
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Postby Gale Seddon » Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:18 pm

Lammie, just goes to show you how smart donkeys are, LOL...okra is nasty stuff...a hairy vegetable!
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Postby Lammie » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:29 pm

Don't go dissin' my okra, now. Fried, pickled, stewed or gumbo'd, it's good stuff. I think that the animals were more interested in stomping on the garden than in eating it.

I was really suprised to see Peach looking in the house, though. I believe she would have come in if the door had been open. It was on of those "Mr. Ed" moments. I never got my shoes on so quick.
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Postby msscamp » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:13 am

MikeC wrote:
alabama wrote:Go to the zoo and get some lion crap and put it around your peas. That will keep the deer out.


Now just how in the heck are my deer gonna know that the crap came from lions? :lol:

They don't know what a lion is! ;-)


The same way that dogs can smell another dogs crap and tell if the other dog is male, female, in heat or not, etc. - pheromes and instinct. Deer don't know what humans are either, but if a human is upwind from them they know to run. ;-)
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