Bulbs & Deer

Rick Buell rredbbeard@yahoo.com
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:26:54 PST

Being the proverbial 'cheap old yankee', I checked out the ingredients on many animal repellents and found out a long time ago that egg is often on the list. So: mix 1 raw scrambled egg in 2 or 3 liters of rain water or other non-chlorinated water, wait 1 week, shaking the bottle daily, and voilà! Just a few drops on a cloth strip can be hung from a branch or laid near a pot, and any warm - blooded creature will leave it alone. It does have to be refreshed ~2x per week.  The bottle can be capped bc, surprisingly, the mixture doesn't off-gas.
Unless you apply too much, human noses shouldn't be offended.

Also, check out the Farmer's Almanac:


According to this site, the following plants are animal proof:

"Deer steer clear of ageratum,begonias, chrysanthemums, columbines, coreopsis, cosmos,foxglove, iris, lavender, monarda, purple coneflower, rudbeckia, salvia, Shasta daisies, verbena, vinca, yarrow,zinnias. Surround your favorite blooms with ones deer and rabbits hate, to protect them."

To this list I would add lupine and daffodils at least, although there are many more, of course. 

Good luck, 

--Rick Buell
On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 1:04 PM EST Pamela Harlow wrote:

>Bobbex deer repellent is your friend!  It's helping me.
>On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Thomas Karwin <tom@karwin.com> wrote:
>> Which bulbs, if any, are disliked by deer?
>> (It is a given that hungry deer will eat many plants that they would avoid
>> when well-fed.)
>> Tom Karwin
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