Solve your deer problems

This probably has been mentioned here before, but after viewing several posts in the last couple of days with people asking for solutions to deer problems, I have a suggestion that has definitely WORKED for me. BLOOD MEAL! It works great!
The idea behind blood meal is simple . . . Deer are herbevors, and wont eat any animal products. Just dust a SMALL amount of blood meal onto a plant you want protected, and the deer wont go near it. I have been using this technique for years. And the best part of it is that blood meal is a good fertalizer too. It also works for squirrels digging bulbs.
There is one downside though, you have to apply it again after a good rain since it will wash off. I use one of those hand pump pesticide dusters, fill it with blood meal, and quickly walk around the yard dusting my plants. It's quick, easy, natural, and relatively cheap.
Ken
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com says...

You know, I heard that blood meal worked, and I bought some, then I never did bother to figure out what exactly I was supposed to do with it - I sprinkled it around the outside of the garden - which did nothing! I will try spraying it on the plants next year. So thanks for the tip!
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