Deer eat fennel now?!

subtropixAugust 6, 2012

I always thought deer hated aromatics. They HATE my rosemary and lavender bushes. Leave the bay laurel, basil, and oregano and parsley alone. But the other day I found my fennel eaten.. I saw the deer out recently in the day when they were eating my Canna-- which surprised me too. Fennel is deer food too?!

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I've had the deer chomp on stuff only to spit it out. Move on to the next one of those and do the same thing. No offense to deer-lovers, but they are pretty dumb animals. There can be no accounting sometimes as to what they'll try to eat.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 9:55AM
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subtropix

I couldn't believe they ate the stuff because I hate the taste so much. Just grow it because it is really attractive once it gets big. I swear, I had planted Cheyenne peppers one year and they were attacked. I do use the listings of deer resistant plants and they are usually an excellent guide. I am one of those deer-lovers but have managed to plant lots of stuff they HATE to eat. :)

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 4:34PM
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