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  Jennifer suggested I start a new discussion.  We have tomatoes growing and a problem with the deer eating them.  Does anyone have any suggestions.    Thanks for any help. 

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Hi! Ive used Messina Deer Stopper, which has natural gross repellants (putrescent eggs!) and it seems to work but does have to be reapplied from time to time due to rain. At the height of my deer season, I begin to wish for exactly hat your title says: Deer eating tomatoes!

Thank You Michelle!  We have an over abundance of deer in our town.   I don't want to hurt them - just protect  the tomatoes.  Evelyn

I do love the B-movie image of deer-eating tomatoes.

Jennifer, How about this image...  Bambi standing on my front porch eating my impatiens, but not my petunias.  They were in the same pot.  LOL

To keep deer out of my garden and away from plants I use a single electric fencing wire about 6 to 8 inches off the ground.  The deer do not see the small wire, and depart the area after being shocked on a leg or two.

Thanks for the suggestion, David.... unfortunately when the grand kids are here and half the neighborhood's children... safety becomes an issue.    Someone suggested Messina Deer Stopper which seems to be working.  Evelyn

David Nuttle said:

To keep deer out of my garden and away from plants I use a single electric fencing wire about 6 to 8 inches off the ground.  The deer do not see the small wire, and depart the area after being shocked on a leg or two.

Evelyn, electric fencing has an electrical pulse and not a constant current ... and therefore has not created any safety issues that I am aware of.  If a person had an extreme/ serious heart condition an electrical pulse could possibly be a problem.  The electric fencing I suggested is used in Africa to keep wild animals out of villages and gardens.  I know that many African children will test these fences just for fun, but usually this only happens once.  You may not want to shock kids with an electric fence, but there is no real safety issue involved.

Thank you David.  I've learned something new today, so the day isn't wasted.  Appreciate your info.  Evelyn

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