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

J. Rosano II GIANNI-2 at prodigy.net
Tue Sep 5 23:22:18 EDT 2000


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I may be incorrect in this assumption but I believe Jimson weed is a
hallucinogenic and may be very toxic. Sure the well read will be able to
correct this assumption if wrong...
If in the event you do any steaming at all, be sure it's outside or in 
a very well ventilated area. 

Unless you like that sort of stuff. : )

Happy Harvest
John

Ginda Fisher wrote:
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> I think jimson weed is toxic.  I would be shy of spraying stuff that
> nothing will eat onto a food crop.  If you do try it, you should at
> least avoid the fruit and nearby leaves and stems.
> 
> Ginda Fisher
> 
> Mills Apple Farm wrote:
> >
> > Here is an idea I have been kicking around but have not yet tried to keep
> > the deer from eating my Honeycrisp apples.
> >
> > I note there are several weeds that no critter eats, insect or mammal and
> > one is jimsom weed.  I wonder if one could steam green jimsom weed tissue to
> > extract the juices and use it as a spray, perhaps mixed with a
> > carrier/sticker, to repell deer or anything else for that matter. Does that
> > sound reasonable??
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Doreen Howard <doreenh at ticon.net>
> > To: nafex at egroups.com <nafex at egroups.com>
> > Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 2:50 PM
> > Subject: [nafex] Fw: An Anti-Deer Recipe to Try
> >
> > >
> > >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
> > >
> > >
> > >HI!
> > >
> > >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
> > >garden.
> > >
> > >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.
> > >
> > >Regards,
> > >
> > >Sally






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