Mix together in a blender and puree:
2 Cups water
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 Tablespoons Tabasco sauce, (I use Louisiana Hot Sauce it's cheaper)
2 Tablespoons of Ground Red Pepper
Put in a glass container with lid and let it sit for 2 days. Then apply it over and around the plants that the deer love to eat. No need to soak the plant just sprinkle some on the plants or surrounding area. I haven't found that it harms any plants except the mixture leaves a stain on the leaves of my Blue Hostas so be cautious with applications. I apply with a salad shaker (the first time I used this I felt like I was adding salad dressing to the deer's next meal for the night.) This works best if applied when plants are dry. I usually reapply every two to three weeks or when I see deer approach my yard again; then I know it's time to treat again. Reapplication may be needed after heavy rains. This year I learned to start my
applications as soon as spring bulbs break ground as the deer pulled some of my tulips out of the ground before my first application. I found this recipe in a book titled Backyard Problem Solverby Jerry Baker. I hope this works for you because it works great for me.
- Carolyn Kendall