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I have heard that this can keep the critters away. My questions are
what critters and wouldn't you have to replace it daily?
Thanks in advance for any shared information or experiences.

Mary Jo

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On Apr 3, 6:50 am, wrote:
On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 07:44:29 -0700 (PDT) in wrote:

I have heard that this can keep the critters away. My questions are
what critters and wouldn't you have to replace it daily?
Thanks in advance for any shared information or experiences.


The active ingredient in all hot peppers on the browseable bits of
the plants should be a deterrent to all mammals that like eating your
vegetable plants.
rates for re-application depend on the form it's in and the weather.
If it's a spray that leaves an oily or waxy residue, it might survive
a few rains. If it's a powder, it might depart after a good breeze.

Warning, dear love eating habenero and cayenne pepper plants as long as
they have something to eat other than the fruit.
--
Chris Dukes
"Let all the babies be born. Then let us drown those we do not like."
-- G. K. Chesterton.


Okay then,
We have an irrigation system that comes on twice a day (we water from
a private lake so we still can) so it seems that pepper is
impractical. Any other ideas? Deer and rabbits seem to be our worst
enemies. We have put up motion flood lights and have a garden full of
pin wheels.
Thanks, Mary Jo
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"Anne Lurie" wrote in message
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How about a Scarecrow? (not Wizard of Oz, but a motion-activated thing):

http://www.smarthomeusa.com/Shop/hom...m/20-CRO-1013/

I first heard about these from people on rec.ponds, I think, when they
were trying to keep herons from eating expensive Koi.

Anne

I want one!


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The only consistent success that I've had with deer is an electric fence.
Southern States sells good chargers and supplies (the ones form Home Depot
and lowers don't work for more than a year).

I use deer away on some isolated plants, but it needs to be re-applied every
week or so as the plant grows. (I get it from Durham Garden Center on Hwy
70.).

I had no luck with Irish Spring soap or human pee. The pepper based ones I
tried washed off rapidly (and had nasty side effects if the wind blew or I
touched anything tender).

Doc Muhbaier
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On Apr 3, 6:50 am, wrote:
On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 07:44:29 -0700 (PDT) in

wrote:

I have heard that this can keep the critters away. My questions are
what critters and wouldn't you have to replace it daily?
Thanks in advance for any shared information or experiences.


The active ingredient in all hot peppers on the browseable bits of
the plants should be a deterrent to all mammals that like eating your
vegetable plants.
rates for re-application depend on the form it's in and the weather.
If it's a spray that leaves an oily or waxy residue, it might survive
a few rains. If it's a powder, it might depart after a good breeze.

Warning, dear love eating habenero and cayenne pepper plants as long as
they have something to eat other than the fruit.
--
Chris Dukes
"Let all the babies be born. Then let us drown those we do not like."
-- G. K. Chesterton.


Okay then,
We have an irrigation system that comes on twice a day (we water from
a private lake so we still can) so it seems that pepper is
impractical. Any other ideas? Deer and rabbits seem to be our worst
enemies. We have put up motion flood lights and have a garden full of
pin wheels.
Thanks, Mary Jo





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