[Market-farming] Sweet Potatoes and deer

Dave & Katharine Campbell dave.kathy at att.net
Tue Jun 17 21:57:40 EDT 2008


Well, the fish emulsion MIGHT repel deer, but my experience is, it attracts racoons!  They come by at night and dig, looking for the fish!
Dave Campbell / Tiffin IA / Zone 5

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> On Jun 15, 2008, at 12:09 PM, Allan Balliett wrote: 
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> I've read, probably in ads, that Alaskan fish products repell 
> deer, 
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> but other fish may not. I know from experience that Organic Gem does 
> 
> NOT repell deer. Can anyone vouch for Alaskan fish (emulsion?)? 
> 
> Thanks -Allan who want's to put up a Premeir deer fence but who ain't 
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> going to do that until the damned eggplants get in the ground! (maybe 
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> Monday! ;-) -Allan in WV 
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> Saltwater Farms fish emulsion/seaweed mix (from Maine) has some effect 
> here. I can't vouch for it under heavy deer pressure; but then, I'm 
> not sure anything works if/when there are a lot of deer who can't find 
> anything else to eat. A nice cover crop elsewhere that you don't mind 
> them munching on might reduce the pressure some. 
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> 
> The Organic Gem website claims it does repel deer for some; so maybe 
> you have strange deer who like fish (I have mice here who love hot 
> peppers); or maybe you have very heavy deer pressure. 
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> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly 
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale 
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