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Deer Country: Pawpaw, a native, deer-resistant fruit tree

Would your landscape benefit from a native, nearly pest-free, fruit tree that deer don’t eat and which produces delectable, custardy fruit and grows well in relatively small, shaded  spaces—but stinks? In her “A Cook’s Garden” column, “Return of the native?…

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Deer – smarter than we give them credit for!

Last Tuesday mid morning, I saw 2 deer inching their way toward my garden. Now, I knew that the solar powered electric fence I installed last year has been incredible at keeping deer away. My neighbor, Nancy, jokingly claims to…

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Oh Deer! Fishing Line Fence Revisited

At least one sly deer read my July 1 blog post on excluding deer with a fishing line fence. On July 2 I noticed that 3 of my 23 tomato plants had a few top stems nipped- by deer of…

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Fishing line deer fence

Over the years I’ve lost many plants and pounds of produce from my home garden to hungry white-tailed deer. A two-strand solar-power electric fence did a pretty good job for four years but last year several deer got in and…

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"Home Brew" Deer Repellent

My Stella d’Oro daylilies have put on a nice show this year, and so far have not been eaten by visiting deer. Now that other, later lilies have sent up bud stalks and are about to bloom, I have been…

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I DE-CLARE WAR on deer and rabbits!

I DECLARE WAR on deer and rabbits! Score: Deer & rabbits – 4 (number of times I’ve had to replant my beans!) Ria – 0 About 15 years ago my husband hand turned and tilled a 20’ x 15’ garden…

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Garden Apocalypse

My name is Dale Johnson and Jon ask me if I would like to contribute to this “Grow It! Eat it!” blog. I jumped at the chance because I love gardening. I am not a Master Gardener (I will be…

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