Directions

  1. Mix ingredients together in the sprayer tank Prank uses liquid Dial and notes that he doesn't always measure the liquid soap— he just adds "one good squirt,"
  2. Fill the sprayer to the fill line with water.
  3. Apply the <;pray to any plant that is being eaten by deer. Spray until the mixture drips off the leaves.
  4. Reapply every 7 to 10 days or following any heavy rain that washes the mixture off plant leaves.

Yield: 3 gallons of deer deterrent spray

Note: Frank thinks that deer arc repelled by the smell of the lish emulsion, and if they do take a bite, they don't like the taste of the soap. To further offend the deer, Frank hangs his dirty work shirt on a pitchfork at the end of a row and leaves it there for a couple of k/wAT'C That snot

In addition to soap and fish, the stench of rotten eggs disgusts deer. Dr. Larry Clark, project leader for repellents at the National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, says that his father tried to cook up a rotten egg deer deterrent in his garage, "but it was really potent—and it really stinks." Dr. Clark thinks that gardeners with deer problems are better off using Deer-Away, a commercial product that contains the sulfurous compounds that give putrefied eggs their deer-deterring punch. Unlike rotten eggs, which wash away quickly when it rains, Deer-Away is effective for several weeks, days. Pamela thinks that a smelly blanket from the doghouse is a good addition to the deer war aroma arsenal. The occasional presence of a dog in and around the garden also helps keep pesky deer at bay.

Caution: Limit the use of this smelly spray to the ornamental plants in your garden to avoid getting a mouthful of fishy-soapy flavor in your next salad!

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