Joanne Manns
Joanne Manns
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  • Jamison, PA
Asked on May 23, 2017

Which plants are deer repellant?

Mol13570521Jessica CossinHeiko Chandler
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5 answers
  • Kathy
    on May 23, 2017

    Check for your growing zone first, then check with your local nursery for what deer resistant plant will grow in your area. Check out this link to see if any will grow in your area
  • Deana Thaxton Samms
    on May 23, 2017

    Deer do not like marigold. Plant them around your garden.
  • Heiko Chandler
    on May 23, 2017

    Deer try anything, they do not know that your plant is supposed to be not for them
  • Jessica Cossin
    on May 24, 2017

    Hi Joanne! My husband & I live on 3 acres bordering State Protected Conservation Land, then a mile away is another Environmentally protected Nature Preserve. Its peaceful, but we get lots of critters, and a fair share of deer! BHG.com was a great resource for me when I first moved here. Location wise, deer will change what they like to eat, for example I live in Western, MA, deer that eat my tulips with a big hearty smile, may walk 5 miles and hate the tulips there! Things that deter deer: thorny branches, hair, decaying fish heads, garlic, fabric softener, sewage, etc. may only work for a few days because they may decide they like your plants... This is all courtesy of BHG.com, you can find out what to do, depending on the area you live right on the website. Who knew deterring deer was so darn complicated?! Where would you even get processed sewage or rotting fishheads for your garden? Gross! Do you ask the guy at Home Depot to throw a pallet in the back of my new Passat? Sorry Joanne, I'm not trying to make light, I just am going thru the same... deer and ground hogs!! Best of Luck!
  • Mol13570521
    on May 24, 2017

    My daughter lives in Virginia and has a lot of deer nibblers, she was told to buy some hand soap Irish spring shave it up and put it around her plants that worked for her. Also deer don't like or eat the color yellow?
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