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Midnight Raiders

Posted by donnabaskets 7b-8 MS (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 4, 09 at 22:07

Well, I suppose it was inevitable. The deer found my potager last night. Wiped out my Bright Lights Chard and beets. Grrr... I have electric deer sticks in all the beds. They started on some turnip greens that were right next to a stick and quit. I sincerely hope they got stung BADly.
It's going to be hard to sleep tonight...

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RE: Midnight Raiders

That's too bad! Deer can do a lot of damage :(

Do you have any plants around the potager to discourage deer? I don't know if that really works, but I'm thinking about putting raspberries outside the fence of my potager next year and they don't seem to like the blueberries either. Of course, if you have a lot of deer, that probably won't work. Most of ours are pretty timid and only come down when the apples are ripe, or if I plant roses too far from the house.

RE: Midnight Raiders

Well, they have backed off for now. I am hoping that the deer sticks are the reason. Still, I may be thinking fence come spring.

I have read all I can on the internet. I am not too encouraged about plants deterring deer. I've been told on the forums that berries, even bramble berries, are like candy to them. Not good...

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