Mike's Anti-Deer Recipe
(as seen in his weekly column in the Philadelphia Daily News)
You will need:
- 2 1/2 pounds bloodmeal (a slaughterhouse by-product)
- Block material florists use to secure flower arrangements
Mix 2 1/2 pounds of bloodmeal (just estimate half of a 5-pound bag) into a normal size bucket that's about 1/2 full of water. Stir well, add 1 cup of ammonia, and keep stirring.
Cut green florist block (Oasis) into big cubes and place each cube on a stake, so that the cubes will end up about 28 inches (browsing height) off the ground. Dip the staked cubes into the bucket and let them sit there for a while and get really saturated. Place the stakes about six feet apart around plants you wish to protect. Resaturate the cubes every couple of weeks or after a really heavy rain.
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