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Anti-Deer Spray Coating Leaves?

Posted by almatt (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 29, 10 at 15:28

I love my camellias, but we have a big deer problem, so to protect them I spray about every week or so. I use a rotation to keep the deer off kilter (or just to have more spray bottles in my garage): rotten eggs with garlic, a store-bought blood mixture, and a store-bought mint-oil mixture.

It's worked, but, over the course of the winter, the leaves seem to have built up a coating, especially on my Pink Perfections. They're not solid deep green any more, they're kind of filmy.

I'll stop spraying now that other plants are available as deer food, but does anyone know if spraying is harmful to the plants?

Does the film reduce photosynthesis?

Does it wash off naturally from rain?

Thanks for your insights!


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RE: Anti-Deer Spray Coating Leaves?

Rotten eggs with garlic will decompose on its own but I am not sure of the others. The film should not affect photosynthesis if it is transparent. The bottles can answer the question about rain. Some of the products I use for wabbits say to reapply after a rain, which means it will wash off when it rains.


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