I used plastic berry netting over my English ivy area, held up by 2'
stakes. The deer ate every bit of ivy except the area protected by
the netting. I've tried blood meal, mothballs, tobacco tea, rotten
eggs, Irish spring, and fish emulsion without much success.
Hey, when you get done with those deer could you please send them to
Tennessee? I've got at least a half acre of EI that I can't keep under
control and it threatens to pull down some of my trees. EI might just be
worse than kudzu. At least kudzu only grows heavily where there is adequate
sunshine but EI even spreads in dense shade.
Too much noise (and illegal here), but I'm considering a bow and
With the cooperation of my ajoining neighbors we ended up with about 15 acres
where we allowed a small group to go bow hunting. Each landowner is allowed 3
does in archery season so with husbands and wives each getting 3 permits, we
ended up with 12 plus the ones held by the hunters. They only can get here on
weekends, but so far have killed 9 deer. Since most of the other neighbors are
Bambi huggers, I'm not sure if the hunt is really going to make much of a
I have some on a hillside and I used to have some in pots. The deer don't
bother mine until the very end of winter when food is very scarce. Even
when they do eat it, it always recovers. Considering all the complaints
about EI being invasive, I think the deer may actually be keeping mine under
Two years ago I lined my neighbors garden with habenero peppers. The
result was no rabbits and no deer.
Only humans are dumb enough to eat habeneros.
P.S.: Best habenero seeds are at www.redsavina.com
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