They came in the darkness & left destruction.....
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Checked the garden this morning.....deer came last night & ate my beautiful watermelon plants and most of the okra leaves! I have used moth balls, red pepper, a fake owl, hung aluminum plates around & until 2 days ago was taking a dirty piece of clothing down and hanging it late every afternoon (human smell). A friend who has gardened for years & years was having deer problems & hung Wal-Mart sacks around her garden & it worked for her so I did not put the piece of clothing down there last night. The sacks did not even slow these deer down. I know they need to eat too, and they can come eat all the grass they want in the yard, but I wish they would leave my produce alone.
So.......back to using the dirty clothing tonight. Thankfully, they did not bother the tomato plants or bell pepper plants (neither are producing right now, but have new blooms).
Sigh, such is life living in the country near woods.