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I'm a first time gardener and am off to a great start thanks to a dear friend. Everything is growing along like it should and it looks beautiful. I went out of town for a week, came back and everything has been nibbled at. Well not everything - my chard, cucumbers, squash have been nibbled and all my borage is gone, completely gone.<br>
Suggestions please.
 

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For deer: an 8' fence of welded wire or <span style="text-decoration:underline;">consistent</span> spraying with a product like DeerAway (this means spraying, without fail, after every rain shower and regularly after using the sprinkler.<br><br>
For rabbits, I don't know, we don't have problems with any! Contact your local county extension agent for suggestions.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I have a rabbit problem, which isn't usually as bad a deer. I know deer can destroy a garden in one night<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I did several things for rabbit...<br><br>
-I would get my hair cut and ask to keep my hair, plus any else on the floor. I sprinkled the hair around the most delicate plants. The bunnies aren't supposed to like human hair.<br><br>
-I sprayed the Hot Pepper Spray on the leaves of the plants they liked.<br><br>
-I sprinkled baby powder around the plant<br><br>
-Small Cages around seedlings, until they're big/hardy enough to be left alone.<br><br>
PS--My neighbors must think I'm insane and/or into voodoo, with all the hair sprinkling etc...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
My parents had a deer problem and found motion sensor sprinklers. You set them up to spray the deer when they walk through your yard/garden.<br><br>
This worked very well.
 

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Hair works well for both deer and bunnies. Put it into an old pair of panyhose to keep it neat. Ask a hairdresser to save you some.
 
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