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Deer eat fennel now?!

Posted by njoasis 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 6, 12 at 13:50

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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RE: Deer eat fennel now?!

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.


RE: Deer eat fennel now?!

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. :)

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