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Old 08/28/10, 12:32 PM
 
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Do deer eat tomato plants?

Something is eating the tops off my tomato plants, is it deer?

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Old 08/28/10, 12:55 PM
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Yes, deer do indeed eat the tops of tomato plants. They'll also do it to peppers. So far, haven't seen them do it to eggplant.

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Old 08/28/10, 04:44 PM
 
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Will fox urine or other deterrent keep them away? At this rate I will not get anything from my fall garden.

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Old 08/28/10, 08:18 PM
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If you have fox urine available, apply a light mist of it to the top foliage. If you don't have it, use your own. Either way, the deer won't eat it. Or, mix a garlic and hot pepper spray and mist with that.

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Old 08/29/10, 09:08 AM
 
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My local deer think I grow veggies just for them!! They even come up on my front porch to eat whatever I might have growing in pots. They are lucky I like to share!!

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Old 08/29/10, 09:10 AM
 
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deer at my house have eaten everything except garlic. Even onions, leeks, potato tops and tomatoes. I think they go after the potato and tomato tops when it is dry and they are looking for moisture. Lisa

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Old 08/29/10, 09:51 AM
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Around here deer have been known to eat tomato and pepper plants, and after eating potato plants they've even been known to dig up potatoes to eat.

www.deerbusters.com

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Old 08/29/10, 09:52 AM
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This topic made me think of my dad's cherry tomato plants. He fought a constant battle with the deer. He lived in the country. When I was pregnant with my first child I got such an intense craving for cherry tomatoes. This was about 2 am. I grabbed my salt shaker and drove out to his place and proceeded to eat all the ripe tomatoes off of his plants. I never told him I was guilty, and to his dying day he cussed those deer. lol!

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Old 08/29/10, 09:53 AM
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Gallon of water in a sprayer. Add 1T garlic powder, 1T hot sauce, 1t of dish soap. Shake a little and spray. Keeps deer and rabbits off of my beans.

I also heard that baby powder does the same thing.

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My pooch is the best thing I have found besides male urine. Deer do not like dogs. And dogs think deer are great to chase.

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