Deer Problems - Knowledgebase Question

Rogue River, OR
Question by ssgale_or97
January 17, 2001
What can I plant for spring that the deer won't eat? They devouer all my stuff every summer.


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Answer from NGA
January 17, 2001

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Deer can be a real problem, and lists of deer-resistant plants exist, but if deer are really hungry they'll eat just about anything.

Sprays of egg solids, hot pepper oil and other such ingredients are available and may help some, especially when the deer "pressure" is not too high. Human hair (from the local barber shop) in bags made of hosery and perfumed soaps have worked for me when they had other options to feed upon. Finally, here are some sites that may help you find those plants they prefer to avoid. Keep in mind that plants recommended for another part of the country may not do well in your area:

http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/ho...
http://www.tpoint.net/neighbor...
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu...
http://www.hht.com/bus/horns/A...
http://www.fullertonlandscapes...
http://home.ptd.net/~jchorba/d...

Thanks for the question and good luck!






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