Deerproof Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Davis, CA
Question by davismom_99
June 6, 2001
We live at 6ooo' elevation, long winters lots of snow & ice, short growing season. would like to plant some things that can survive all of this and our deer population. the foxglove and lawn are the only things left! HELP !!!
THANX,
L.D.M.


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Answer from NGA
June 6, 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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