Gardening with Deer - Knowledgebase Question

Buffalo, WY
Question by dagardner
January 24, 2001
I live in an area with a lot of deer. Many of my neighbors have told me that gardening is almost impossible because of the deer popultion? What plants and flowers are most successful with my problem?


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Answer from NGA
January 24, 2001

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Many gardeners use the repellant sprays with varying success, but they must be applied and reapplied according to the instructions in order to be as effective as possible. There are also many home remedies such as using soap, blood meal, human hair and so on.

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...

Many gardeners use the repellant sprays with varying success, but they must be applied and reapplied according to the instructions in order to be as effective as possible. There are also many home remedies such as using soap, blood meal, human hair and so on.

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...

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