Sweet Broom - Expensive Deer Food? - Knowledgebase Question

Hilton Head Island, SC
Question by pah5
February 16, 2001
My husband loves the "Sweet Broom" you have available at "The Greenery" on Hilton Head. We live where deer are a constant problem. They will wipe you plants out in one night. I asked the people at The Greenery if Sweet Broom was something the deer would enjoy eating. They had no idea since it was not something they stocked all the time. Do you have any opinons on this. They are beautiful, but if they are only going to be deer food we may reconsider.


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Answer from NGA
February 16, 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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