Deer and Moth Balls !!

Hi Everyone, Happy Thursday !!

It’s time again for Rita Kay’s Tip of the Week; todays tip will be a helpful tip for keeping the deer away from your garden.

I must admit that this tip works fairly well, and it’s quick and easy.

All you need to do for this tip is put moth ball, (yes you read right moth balls) around your garden and the deer won’t come near. I put the moth balls in a nylon and tied it to a small hook I had, next I stuck it in the ground near the garden.

I was told that if you sprinkle the moth balls on the ground they work better than putting them in the nylon. The problem is that I couldn’t stand the smell of the moth balls so I no longer have them in my yard. But if you don’t mind the smell of them, they do help (a little bit) with keeping the deer away. I’ve tried all the sprays that you can buy; Wally has even hung soap on the trees. I’ve even done the garlic trick, but those nasty deer just keep coming back to eat my plants. The only other way I’ve found to keep the deer out of my garden is a tall fence.

I wish there was a quick solution for the deer problem. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Oh … I forgot to mention I’ve planted Marigolds; I was told that Marigolds would keep the deer away because of their smell. BUT the bunnies came and ate the tops off.  I think the deer were paying the bunnies to get rid of the flowers.

Notice the photo below, Mr. Bunny got inside my fence to eat the Marigolds. Now I know Mr. Bunny and the deer are in cahoots.

I want to give a Shout Out to …

  • Kathy C. thanks for always reading my Thursday Tips.
  • Welcome Home Fia !!!
  • Erin B. thanks for all your hard work this summer in my yard; I’m going to miss you !!
  • Cousin Chrissie keep on travelin’ !!!
  • Zach I hope you’re getting acclimated !
  • Parker have a great time back at school !!
  • Ethel, Congrats on winning First Place at the Fair, YEA !!!
  • Pat B. thanks for sending your address, hope all is well.

I can’t believe that August is almost over, where did the summer go?

Have a Great Day, make sure you go outside and enjoy the wonderful weather we’re having.

~Rita Kay

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6 Responses to Deer and Moth Balls !!

  1. Erin says:

    I’ll miss you too Rita!

  2. Cousin Chrissie says:

    Relative Rita!!!!!! Home after 4 weeks on the road! Feels good, however, upon arriving we checked our garden and our cucumbers have vanished. :( Our tomatoes are big but are all still green. Mom is having the same problem. So moth balls wont help at this point :( but we were thinking of just that on our way back to PA.

  3. Rita Kay says:

    Glad to hear you’re home safe and sound. Sorry about your cucumbers, the deer ate 2 of my cucumber plants that I had planted in pots on the patio. How sad :( !!!

  4. Erin says:

    Rita! I saw a article online that says cayenne pepper sprinkled on plants keeps squirrels and bunnies away without hurting them. They take a bite and their little tongues burn a bit and they leave it be. Like if they ate a hot chicken wing!

  5. Rita Kay says:

    Erin thanks for the great tip, I’ll give it a try. Thank you for such a Beautiful and Thoughtful note, it brought me to tears; I will treasure it forever !!!

  6. Lori says:

    Moth balls smell really really BAD!! But if it works.

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