Monday, April 5, 2010

And The Evidence Your Honor

I feel fortunate to live in a place that has a 1.2 acre open space,  great neighbors, wildlife and is twenty-three minutes from downtown Seattle.  However, the wildlife, namely the deer can be extremely frustrating and destructive. I some times wish I could relocate them to eastern Washington.

There is a look at what the deer did to my spring broccoli.

I find the deer only eat what is within easy reach of their mouths. They are lazy that way.

Luck for me, I sowed more broccoli seeds in late march. There is hope!


  1. Poor little broccoli! Have you tried putting them under cloches overnight, i.e., sawed off milk jugs secured to the ground?

  2. I'm trying Hot Pepper Wax--more advertised for bunnies--so we shall see. I'm so sorry for you.

  3. Thank you for your suggestions Susan and Anna!

  4. Hi Kathy, I decided to come check out your blog when you faved Green Thumb Geeks on blotanist (thank you!). I like your posts, and the photos are excellent. What camera do you use?

    As for deer repellant, we use Liquid Fence and have seen good results. Even though there is a family of groundhogs, and assorted deer that come through our backyard, our vegetables and most flowers (not all) were left undisturbed last year. Not sure if the spray made all the difference, but we tried to follow the instructions and actually spray periodically to keep the effect going. Hope that helps!

  5. Hi Naseer, thanks for the tips on the deer repellant.

    I use a Canon EOS 30D body with a marco lens that ranges from 24-105mm. It's several years old and works nicely. I appreciate your kind comments.