This is the hanging berry basket i bought from the farm stand a few weeks ago. I love it and have been fussing over it, moving it around to various sunny spots under the trees on the patio. Yesterday it was really loaded with ripe strawberries and this morning I went out to pick them.
Every berry was gone, and half the plant. Yep. You guessed it. We had visitors. Two bucks. And they even had the gall to lounge around on the grass afterwards patting their bellies and licking their chops.
Talk about wearing out your welcome.
But (sniff) there's still a bit of GOOD NEWS: the roses have not been touched. Not a single bud or flower has been munched. So it's not all bad. And that can only be attributed to the Mister's magic concoction. I truly hope so anyway, because several people have been asking for the recipe, which we are happy to share--I just don't want to make any wild claims. You know, just in case. Here it is:
Deer Repellent Mixture
To 1 quart spray bottle add:
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teas. dish soap liquid
1/4 teas. vegetable oil
5 drops clove oil (available at craft or health food store)
Water to fill container after all ingredients have been added.
It's recommended to spray this mixture once a month, but I have been misting a few times a week, because I'm still not totally convinced this is all it takes. So far it does seem to be working though. Just for fun, I'd love for anyone else to give it a try and tell us what your experience is with repelling deer, bugs, slugs, aphids, or whatever you discover it's good for.
So dear ones, that concludes our garden tour for this week. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for coming along and drying my tears.