[nafex] Fw: An Anti-Deer Recipe to Try

Doreen Howard doreenh at ticon.net
Tue Sep 5 15:50:20 EDT 2000

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I received this today and thought I would share with all you deer victims.
If you have any success with this recipe, please let Sally Ferguson know or
post it to this list so I can forward your results.
Doreen Howard

-----Original Message-----
From: Sally Ferguson <press at bulb.com>
To: A Note from Sally <sferguson at bulb.com>
Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 1:32 PM
Subject: An Anti-Deer Recipe to Try


As gardeners and garden writers, we all know what a huge problem
deer have become.  Recently a friend in Sweden sent us a recipe
for an anti-deer formula.  They said this has been used
successfully for three summers at Sweden's famous Rosendal

We're not sure anything will work against voracious American deer,
but we thought it was worth passing along.  One interesting aspect
of this idea is the use of florists' oasis to keep the treatment fresh.

Swedish Skewers -- Deer-Repellent Cubes:

Mix 2.5 lbs of bloodmeal into one bucket of water.
Add 1 cup of  ammonia.

Place cubes of green Oasis (the kind used for cut flowers) on
bamboo stakes or skewers.  Dip the oasis into the above "soup" --
until saturated.  (Somewhat like making Fondue!)

Place the Skewered Cube Stakes strategically throughout your
garden, hosta patch or naturalized bulb plantings -- or wherever
deer are problematic.  Re-dip the cubes weekly to resaturate.

That's it.  We hear it works.  If anyone tries this, we'd love to hear
whether you found it effective or not.

We're also open to hearing any other successful deer strategies
and would be happy to serve as an informal clearing house for the
info.  We've always tracked this issue -- but admit our annoyance
surged when we witnessed the audacity of the deer that ate the
holiday wreath off our friend Robin's front door, just 20 minutes
north of Manhattan!

Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia, if you're going.



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