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Offline jvalentour

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Any products you recommend to repel deer?
« on: July 13, 2017, 01:00:46 AM »
There are lots of products at the big box stores that say they repel deer from your garden.  Does anyone have any recommendations? 
The deer are all over my peas, strawberries and sweet potatoes.
My garden is next to my house so the stink factor matters a bit.

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Re: Any products you recommend to repel deer?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 09:49:11 AM »
Two fences 4-5 ft apart and 6 ft high.  Netting is the only other option that has any success.  It's a RPITA to put up and it is expensive.  Nothing is really fool proof except a shot gun or bow.
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Re: Any products you recommend to repel deer?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 03:44:22 PM »
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Nothing is really fool proof except a shot gun or bow.

Add to that a whole bunch of time so the shot gun and bow can be used.  I lost all my fruit from the trees already this year (probly not deer).  Some years are worse then others.

I have tried the pepper sprays (expensive).  Scare crows (last a day or two)  Rotton eggs, hair, and lots of other stuff.  So  far my single 6 foot fence has worked for the deer for the garden (so far knock on wood).

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Re: Any products you recommend to repel deer?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 11:47:03 PM »
Go to barber shop and ask if you can have there cut hair. Or your own after a hair cut and sprinkle in garden.  Keeps them away in mine


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Re: Any products you recommend to repel deer?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 01:42:06 AM »
blood meal can be effective-also good fences

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Re: Any products you recommend to repel deer?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 10:18:55 PM »
So  far my single 6 foot fence has worked for the deer for the garden (so far knock on wood).
Like anything else a fence is a deterrent so if your neighbor has a garden without a fence they will go there.  Deer are not inclined to go between fences so unless starvation is eminent they will really avoid a double fence.
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Re: Any products you recommend to repel deer?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 12:51:57 PM »
Loud dogs and a fence?