How to Keep Deer Out of Tomato Plants

Overview

As the deer population rises, the search for food becomes a little harder. Deer begin to leave the safety of the forest, entering people's personal properties for something delicious to eat. If they stumble upon a tomato plant, they will eat it, and then return again for more. You will then have to take action to prevent the deer from returning and ruining your entire crop.

Step 1

Crack three eggs in a blender and check to make sure there are no shells.

Step 2

Add 3 tbsp. hot sauce, 3 tbsp. chopped garlic, and 2 cups of water to the blender.

Step 3

Blend the ingredients until well combined.

Step 4

Pour the mixture into a garden sprayer. This is a concentrate, so add 3 1/2 qt. of water. Then give the ingredients a stir.

Step 5

Spray the homemade deer repellent over your tomato plants to keep the deer from eating them.

Tips and Warnings

  • Don't use chemical deer deterrents on your tomato plants. They contain chemicals you do not want to consume.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 eggs
  • Blender
  • 3 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 1/2 qt. water
  • Garden sprayer

References

  • Deer-Departed.com: Deer Repellent Recipes You Can Make Yourself
Keywords: deer control, deer repellent, deer tomato plants

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Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.