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Wanting a garden

posted Feb 22, 2017 01:35:37 by Mary-Turton
We are definitely in deer country when it comes to gardening. I planted a little garden about 2 or 3 years ago and the deer licked all the grape tomatoes and spit them out and licked the bigger tomatoes, ruining them, plus bothered the squash and other plants, sigh... We do not have a fenced in yard nor plan to do one at this time. I've seen some nice netted garden cages on the internet, that you can stand up inside, but they are a little pricey, on top of needing to get some raised garden stands/boxes. But my concern is that maybe I shouldn't make gardening plans / expenditures because of a possible callout this Spring (even as early as March). It's this kind of thinking that keeps me spinning 'round and 'round. Sure would like your feedback... Thanks, Mary
Moses 7:18

18 And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.

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MichaelRobertson said Feb 22, 2017 02:49:44
Mary, you are welcome to come to my home and see what I have done for fencing to protect my garden. It is not an expensive, heavy duty fence, but does the job and is portable.
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NormJohnson said Feb 22, 2017 03:01:19
Well our plan is to keep planting the cherry trees(garden)but we do not have the extreme deer problem. If a call out comes we just leave some food for the neighbors who will probably need it
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Mary-Turton said Feb 22, 2017 06:32:14
Thanks, Michael, and since you live close by, that's a good idea!
And thanks for the encouragement, Norm!
Moses 7:18

18 And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.

mlturton@gmail.com
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HelenPirtle said Feb 22, 2017 17:02:21
If we are obedient, the Lord should bless our efforts. Maybe this year it needs to be "discussed" with the Lord, tell Him you are trying to be obedient and ask for a special blessing on your efforts. Invite the deer to stay away. Just a thought, as we don't have the deer problem - yet. We've had lots of deer in our yard this winter but I think they will move back into the hills before garden season.
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Mary-Turton said Feb 22, 2017 23:58:39
Thanks, Helen. I really like your wording for the prayer!
Moses 7:18

18 And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.

mlturton@gmail.com
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PaulaTaylor said Feb 28, 2017 05:40:38
Deer don't like stinky stuff. Human hair or soap in stockings surrounding the garden. There's liquid fence you can pour. They can't see fishing line. You could string different heights of that as a fence around the garden. They won't know how high to jump. I've also seen a thing on amazon that shoots water at animals that enter the garden. I never bought that because I bet it would spray me instead! Then there's the old shoot shovel and shut up.
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HelenPirtle said Feb 28, 2017 19:59:37
Paula, I like your idea about fish line too, but I'm afraid I'd forget it is there. Get me instead of the deer.
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Mary-Turton said Feb 28, 2017 21:10:24
Thanks, Paula...the fishing line is a little dangerous because we have neighbor kids go through the yard and may not know its there. I've seen lots of different things on the internet that are possibilities...
Moses 7:18

18 And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.

mlturton@gmail.com
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SharonMoake said Feb 28, 2017 22:26:34
Deer repellant. Here is the recipe I use


1 egg
1 cup milk
2 Tablespoons cooking oil
2 Tablespoons Dawn dish detergent

blend in a blender

( I used dish detergent that wasn't Dawn since that's what I had and I think it worked.)

Add 1 quart of water and store in a spray bottle. This treats all plants and is harmless to them, but deer hate it. Repeat after a heavy rain or once a week.
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Mary-Turton said Mar 01, 2017 18:19:43
Wow, what a concoction. Thanks.
Moses 7:18

18 And the Lord called his people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among them.

mlturton@gmail.com
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