Mar 11, 2010

070- Swine Deer

Just before I left on vacation I carefully cleaned up my flowerbeds so that the weak March sun could start working its magic on my bulbs. HA!! What I didn't factor into the equation is that I was also uncovering all of my tulip shoots!

Enter the swine deer!
The cropped them off right at the ground. Ooh... I like to give them such a whoopin'! If you have any good ideas for discouraging tulip-munchin'-swine-deer you let me know, OK?

070- swine tulips

I just Google this subject and came you with this:

Here is a recipe I obtained from my local greenhouse, and they advise it was from Backyard Magazine:
Beat together 1 egg and 1/2 cup of milk. Add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil, and 1 tablespoon of dish soap. Add 1 galloon of water and shake or still well.
Spray or sprinkle plants every two weeks or after a heavy rain. Store in a covered container. DO NOT SPRAY ON EDIBLES.
NOTE: I blended 1 large clove of garlic and 3 teaspoons of Cayenne pepper powder into the mix. I have had no further trouble with deer, but I put the mix into a sprinkling can and applied it where I had trouble with deer eating. Maybe I was just plain lucky.


Our Family said...

sprinkle hail clippings around the perimeter of the garden.....

Dean and Sheri said...

Oh dear! Oh deer! I'm so sorry about your tulips, Joanie. That is sad. By the way...I've looked at all the blog entries from your trip and have really enjoyed the photos and stories. I just haven't left any comments...sorry. Thank you so much for sharing. And thanks also for all the nice comments you leave on "Mossi Family Forever".
Love, Sheri
Love, Sheri

Cody said...

I was about to say.... I would try cayenne pepper but you already knew that!

Anke said...

the buggers!!! I have groundhogs that always eat my vegetables, drives me crazy. I have to find something to spray on edibles. Your photos are always so cool, I really like the Ent!!!!