Deer can be a pest in gardens, especially vegetable gardens. Fences help keep them out, but not everyone has the luxury of a fence. Another great trick is using mothballs around the garden to deter deer.
Place mothballs in an old nylon stocking and put them around your garden. The stocking will hide the mothballs, which otherwise could be mistaken for food by deer or even pets. The chemical smell alone usually will keep deer away.
You need to use a significant amount of mothballs to deter the deer from your plants. Place the mothballs above the ground around the circumference of your garden area.
You will need to replace the mothballs on a regular basis because rain, dew and other weather will dissolve them. You need enough around your plants to keep the chemical smell going.