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RE: Will tomatoes survive deer-lopping?!? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: shoontok on 06.23.2010 at 09:58 pm in Growing Tomatoes Forum

Yeah they will survive. I had a deer or "multiple" deer come in and do a number on my small tomato plants. maybe about 20 plants were hit hard. Some of them didnt even have any leaves left. i think 19, of the 20 recovered. And they are doing well. Ive since made a homemade concoction of two beaten eggs, 2 cups milk, 2 cloves garlic, chopped up in a food proccesor then squeezed through a nylon sock to remove any chunkys. i then added a couple tasblespoons of various hot sauces, a tablespoon of dishsoap and a few cups of water to dilute this solution into a sprayable form from a spray bottle.

I spray this stuff on the tomato plants that were hit by these rampaging fiends on a regular basis with a light to moderate mist. Especially after a rain since the essence of my product will have been washed away. Also i have pieces of ivory soap scattered about in a defensive perimeter guarding the area.

Im not saying these methods are guaranteed. But for three weeks now my tomato plants have not been scavenged at all.

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