I like to use this recipe to help deter deer from eating my plants.
This makes 1 gallon of spray.
Beat 1 egg in 1 cup of water and sieve to get out white strings or clumps. Add to a gallon jug, add
Fill jug partially with water, shake to mix, finish filling gallon jug with water.
I keep this in an extra refrigerator, it can get smelly, but that helps deter the deer and rabbits. Mark your bottle - deer repellent, so no one drinks it. Fill your spray bottle and spray your trees, lilacs, and plants. Don't spray on anything you want to eat, but I do spray my peas and beans before they start to blossom. Spray after every heavy rainfall.
I find after doing it 3-4 times the deer get the hint and quit coming. If you have a problem with deer eating young plants and trees, begin spraying early in the spring, before damage begins. But spray it during the day, so it has a chance to dry on the plant before it would freeze.
By Marcia from New Auburn, WI
Another trick is to put fishing line around the garden/flower beds. It works for deer. But I don't know about rabbits as they don't come near my dogs. (07/31/2007)
An easier thing to do is just hang bars of Ivory soap around garden, I don't know why it works but does. (07/31/2007)
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