Yes, I know this is my second post on deer repellent today. I can’t help it. They nibbled the buds off my David Austin roses. I’m really angry. And it isn’t a good idea to make me mad.
So I’m mixing up a witch’s brew that will keep them away for weeks, if not the whole summer. This stuff is going to be brutal. It serves them right. It isn’t like they don’t have a whole forest of honeysuckle bushes to keep them fat and sassy.
I’m going to make a confession here. I don’t use an exact formula. I use whatever I have hanging around the house that I know deer (and rabbits) hate.
Garlic (and/or anything else in the onion family)
Liquid dish detergent
Eggs, preferable rotten
I have a quart of milk that’s been in my fridge since Christmas. I’ve been saving it for an emergency like this.
I bought two bottles of hot sauce because I knew this day was coming.
I have a jar of minced garlic and a half dozen eggs. Unfortunately they’re not rotten.
I’m mixing up the whole batch and for good measure, adding dish detergent and the remnants of a bottle of commercial deer repellent.
Then I’m going to let the whole mess fester until tomorrow morning when I administer my potion to my yard and the rest of the neighborhood.
Happy Earth Day, Deer! This is what you get for eating my David Austin roses. I hope you enjoyed them. It’s going to be honeysuckle bushes for you for the rest of the summer.