I live in a crazy area with a ton of new home construction, as well as backing to hunting land, so we have a pretty crazy deer population on our property. It's like "base" in a game of tag. They eat EVERYTHING, including plants that are considered deer resistant. We also have a few local bears and bobcats roaming around (though I've never seen them myself...thankfully).
Two seasons ago, I grew some tomatoes and herbs on my balcony so they wouldn't be destroyed. Last year, I wasn't up to the task, being due in April and giving birth in May. This year, I really want to go bigger than my balcony can handle, but I don't want to make it a wasted effort.
What are some of the best ways to keep deer away? Everyone I ask tells me to have the "boys" of the house mark their territory, but I know for a fact that that hasn't worked here! I also have dogs, cats, and curious children at home, so I probably don't have to mention that safety is key.