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Scott Stiller
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Deer have ravaged a friend of mines amaranth. I've spotted tracks all around mine too. Been in the process of making comfrey tea in a five gallon bucket and as you may know; whew, what a smell! Had to take the bucket out to the Swales to get it downwind from the house. Not a deer track sense. It may have nothing to do with it but it may be worth your time if deer are problem for you.
 
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Scott Stiller wrote:Deer have ravaged a friend of mines amaranth. I've spotted tracks all around mine too. Been in the process of making comfrey tea in a five gallon bucket and as you may know; whew, what a smell! Had to take the bucket out to the Swales to get it downwind from the house. Not a deer track sense. It may have nothing to do with it but it may be worth your time if deer are problem for you.


I asked a friend in Pennsylvania and he said he never found anything that worked except a tall electrified fence.
 
Ryan Sharon
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I've heard that deer hate rosemary and a neighbor of ours has had some luck protecting his kitchen garden with a hedgerow of the stuff, but for a field?

Yeah, deer fence is the only thing that comes to mind.
 
John Wolfram
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A tall fence and high velocity lead poisoning are two good methods of keeping the deer from ravaging what you've planted. Other methods, such as rotten eggs, human hair, companion planting, mint oil, rosemary oil, reflectors, etc. will deter the deer for a week or two until they become acclimated to the new thing.
 
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