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Deer Off


It's really not that bad AT ALL!  I am surprised to be able to honestly say
that but just this evening prior to writing as I was wandering all over
seeing if anything needed Deer Off and  I thought this is surely the best
job in the garden--I get to walk around and look in wonderment at all the
amazing plants that I am normally too busy doing other garden tasks to even
notice--one of those unexpected chances to really appreciate the fruits of
my labor & make discoveries!

Best wishes!
Sarah Jayne
Goochland, Virginia
ebsite:  oldgarden.com


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alttara Scheer" <alttara@earthlink.net>
To: <hosta-open@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 9:23 PM
Subject: Re: Deer Off


> Thanks Sarah. I'll surely keep this in mind, but, oh, boy, does that
> sound like it would end up being a lot of work!
>
>
> On Monday, April 28, 2003, at 09:18 PM, Sarah Jayne wrote:
>
> > Hi Alteera,
> >
> > I have been very satisfied with the product, "Deer Off" which is a
> > combination of dried putrified egg and chili or something like that. It
> > doesn't smell bad (to me) but to the deer it must be horrible because my
> > plants are spared despite their nightly presence. The ratio is 1 to 7
> > parts
> > water and you spray it on. It seems to remain through even heavy rain
> > but I
> > tend not to take chances on my most prized hostas. Also, at this time of
> > year I spray every 4 or 5 days to cover the new rampant growth. It does
> > leave a slight spotting (kind of like hardwater will do on glass) but I
> > find
> > that to be a non-issue considering the trade-off. The concentrate is
> > about
> > $22 per quarter--expensive but I'm finding that one quart does me
> > through
> > spring (gradens here and there on about 5 acres). Once plants reach full
> > size, I only re-spray if we've had lots and lots of rain. Also, I have
> > found
> > that I'm more inclined to keep up on spraying if I mix up some in a half
> > gallon plastic juice container and then shake and pour out what I need
> > in a
> > smaller quart sprayer. Be sure to really clean out the spray and spray
> > clear
> > water through it as I think this stuff would dry hard (like the
> > egg-based
> > tempera paintings from the 1300's!).  Bambi-lovers would approve!
> >
> > Best wishes,
> > Sarah Jayne
> > Goochland, Virginia
> > website: oldgarden.com
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Alttara Scheer" <alttara@earthlink.net>
> > To: <hostapix@yahoogroups.com>
> > Cc: <hosta-open@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 6:58 PM
> > Subject: Oh, deer
> >
> >
> >> Well, I will soon be moving to 3 lovely acres in Ridgefield, CT. Deer
> >> are a problem in the area. So I'm seeking advice! 1 acre is
> >> conservation
> >> land, to remain untouched in perpetuity, so I would potentially be
> >> fencing 2 acres. I have no clue what that might cost. How about a dog?
> >>
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