Whether growing ornamentals or food, Powell River's gardeners/farmers historically debate what deer deterrents work. At our recent Fall Fair, hosted by Powell River Farmers Institute, ears perked up when Scott Huff insisted he had a 'sure-fire' recipe to keep deer away from plants. After being contacted, Mr. Huff kindly offered to share his recipe with our garden club!
Scott Huff's Deer Deterrent Recipe
Put one egg yolk (not the white part) and one litre of water into a blender and mix. Add one tablespoon of baking soda to mixture and blend again. Put in spray bottle and spray whatever you do not want the deer to eat. Repeat every two weeks.
(This is not supposed to wash off in the rain but we repeat after a heavy rain.
Keep an extra supply in a sealed container in the fridge until next time.)
|Another deer deterrent? |
Deer visiting Northampton Courthouse,
posted by Bernie O'Hare