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Old 12-02-2006, 04:59 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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Has anyone had any luck with the homemade recipes (i.e., eggs/vegetable
oil/milk/liquid detergent/water)? Soap in trees? Human hair? Irrigation?
Light? Noise?

Thanks in advance.



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Old 13-02-2006, 01:15 AM posted to triangle.gardens
 
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We tried hair, perfume, soap and a few other in the veg. garden. All
seemed to work for a short time each, but the electric fence seemed to
work the longest. This year we have a larger garden and hope the
electric fence still works. New families of deer to train. Good luck.
Charlotte
miked27607 wrote:
Has anyone had any luck with the homemade recipes (i.e., eggs/vegetable
oil/milk/liquid detergent/water)? Soap in trees? Human hair? Irrigation?
Light? Noise?

Thanks in advance.


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Old 13-02-2006, 03:31 AM posted to triangle.gardens
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The local hardware store recommended a mixture of crushed mothballs and used
cat litter, spread in a 5-foot perimeter. I haven't tried it yet (not sure
if I want to because of the smell), but I have to do something. We have a
herd of about 10 - 12 living on the golf course adjacent to the neighboring
woods, and my yard is a daily "run". I want to plant a huge vegetable and
flower garden this year. Big dog who doesn't bark is no good, so I guess
I'll go for a fence as well. How tall would a traditional fence (not
electric) need to be to keep them out?

My sister tried deer netting and the "scare crow" water sprayer to protect
her rose garden. Neither worked.

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We tried hair, perfume, soap and a few other in the veg. garden. All
seemed to work for a short time each, but the electric fence seemed to
work the longest. This year we have a larger garden and hope the
electric fence still works. New families of deer to train. Good luck.
Charlotte
miked27607 wrote:
Has anyone had any luck with the homemade recipes (i.e., eggs/vegetable
oil/milk/liquid detergent/water)? Soap in trees? Human hair?

Irrigation?
Light? Noise?

Thanks in advance.




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Old 13-02-2006, 07:24 PM posted to triangle.gardens
 
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On 2006-02-13, Lee wrote:
The local hardware store recommended a mixture of crushed mothballs and used
cat litter, spread in a 5-foot perimeter. I haven't tried it yet (not sure
if I want to because of the smell), but I have to do something. We have a
herd of about 10 - 12 living on the golf course adjacent to the neighboring
woods, and my yard is a daily "run". I want to plant a huge vegetable and
flower garden this year. Big dog who doesn't bark is no good, so I guess
I'll go for a fence as well. How tall would a traditional fence (not
electric) need to be to keep them out?


Start with 6 feet. I think it depends on how safe the deer feel on
landing on the other side. Some people think they can jump high and
wide but not both at the same time so they angle the fence out at say a
15-30 degree angle. Also tie cloth on it so they can see the fence.

My sister tried deer netting and the "scare crow" water sprayer to protect
her rose garden. Neither worked.

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oups.com...
We tried hair, perfume, soap and a few other in the veg. garden. All
seemed to work for a short time each, but the electric fence seemed to
work the longest. This year we have a larger garden and hope the
electric fence still works. New families of deer to train. Good luck.
Charlotte
miked27607 wrote:
Has anyone had any luck with the homemade recipes (i.e., eggs/vegetable
oil/milk/liquid detergent/water)? Soap in trees? Human hair?

Irrigation?
Light? Noise?

Thanks in advance.






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Old 15-02-2006, 02:26 AM posted to triangle.gardens
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"D C Antonelli" wrote in message
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I had a deer problem and solved it in the following way. This solution
works for me but my garden is not large (6' X 20'). Perhaps the deer
might jump the fence if the garden were larger, but this is what works
for me.

I bought some plastic fencing at Home Depot. It is grey plastic, comes
in rolls and has a mesh that is something like 2 inch by 4 inch. It is
about 5' high.


This sounds like that day-glo orange tree protection fence you see at
construction sites. Now if this stuff came in a dark green...




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On 2006-02-15, jim frei wrote:
"D C Antonelli" wrote in message
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I had a deer problem and solved it in the following way. This solution
works for me but my garden is not large (6' X 20'). Perhaps the deer
might jump the fence if the garden were larger, but this is what works
for me.

I bought some plastic fencing at Home Depot. It is grey plastic, comes
in rolls and has a mesh that is something like 2 inch by 4 inch. It is
about 5' high.


This sounds like that day-glo orange tree protection fence you see at
construction sites. Now if this stuff came in a dark green...


Sounds like the theory I have heard. They don't feel comfortable
landing in a 6 foot wide space. How does it hold up to UV light? Some
plastics get brittle after only a year or two.

Cost per foot? Sounds like this would be lighter and going higher for
larger gardens might work. Splitting a roll would allow a 7.5 foot
fence though you would have more cost in rebar or finding longer posts
of some kind. It could also be dismantled at the end of the season.

I only have a rabbit problem so I am just throwing out ideas for those
that do. I find such problems and the solution process much more
entertaining than say cross word puzzles.

I use the same method with rabbits except I use 18 inch chicken wire and
weave it as you described. I just establish the corners then take up
the slack by zigzagging the stakes.



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Old 16-02-2006, 02:29 AM posted to triangle.gardens
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I have used with great satifaction a recipe by a fellow gardener.
Deer Repellant Recipe

Blend in household mixer:
- 3 eggs
- 4 c water
- 1/4 Texas Pete (17 oz.) jar

Put into a garden sprayer and spray away the deer!

Any residual mixture should be refrigerated and

the sprayer should be completely cleaned to prevent

clogging.(Soap and Water)

I've used this method for several years now .

It must be repeated occasionally especially after

rainfall.

This is the only remedy I have found to work.

Good Luck
Thiked27607" wrote in message
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Has anyone had any luck with the homemade recipes (i.e., eggs/vegetable
oil/milk/liquid detergent/water)? Soap in trees? Human hair? Irrigation?
Light? Noise?

Thanks in advance.



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Old 16-02-2006, 05:11 PM posted to triangle.gardens
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miked27607 wrote:
Has anyone had any luck with the homemade recipes (i.e., eggs/vegetable
oil/milk/liquid detergent/water)? Soap in trees? Human hair? Irrigation?
Light? Noise?

Thanks in advance.



There is always growing Rosemary. They make lovely smelling bushes and
the deer hate it.
You wont have to reapply, it wont burn any of your plants.

Jo


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