2000 Posts and climbing!!!
Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: Garden 2019
Deer stripped the leaves off half my Cucumber plants, only because I had them set in two different locations in the garden. Never had that problem before, guess I figured with the prickly stems & leaves, they'd leave them alone. I have read in some garden forums that Deer do not like mint. I'd ordered a quart of mint extract to try it on the beans. I mixed a 1/2 cup to 2 gallons of water in my hand pump sprayer, and sprayed everything last evening. Hopefully it worked, or at least until I get to the feed mill, and get some lime to sprinkle on plants.
They've also worked on topping off my snap peas, so hit them too.
I been looking for a hand held, crank/blower type garden duster, with results being from the $30 to $45 price range, then jumping to the $399 gas powered blowers, and nothing in between. The $45 one didn't have the best reviews, the lesser expensive one did have some decent reviews. I'll check and see if the mill has something I could use, if not, I'll order the lesser expensive one, and see how it goes. Reckon' I'll sprinkle it on, until it gets here, if that is the case.
It's like an Interstate for Deer through here. I'm between a decent sized Metro Park, and an apple orchard the other way. About dusk every evening, there is a group of 8-9 that pass through my hay field, and bed down there. Another group of 5-6 come through a different route, right through my garden, through the front yard, and up the neighbors driveway, as their route back to the Metro Park. Too many houses around to make noise to scare them off, and too many Coyotes around, to leave the dog out.