MaroonOldCrow Mississippi St. Fan GA Member since Apr 2012 232 posts
re: Any way to keep deer away from my flowers? (solution pg.3) (Posted on 11/30/12 at 2:43 pm to Celery)
Here's what I did with my garden this year (had a spike and a doe grazing):
1) Pee around it. I take a whiz outside all the time, and it wasn't too much effort to walk the extra 8 steps from the porch to the garden. Worked for about three weeks, then they got used to the scent and resumed devouring my maters and beans.
2) Deodorant soap. Hung a bar of Irish Spring on a low limb next to the garden. Worked for about two weeks until they got used to it. Rain melted the bar of soap and it fell into the garden. Then my dog decided to roll around in the soapy mud.
3) My peppers (Tabascos, Habaneros and Anaheims) started producing. No more deer.
4) Never got around to this one, but was going to get trimmings from the nearest beauty parlor to scatter around. I've had people swear by it, but I haven't tried it.