I was lurking around on the crop talk section of Ag Talk and a farmer was talking about using irish spring soap to keep deer out of his soybeans.. So i googled it and surprisingly there are quite the number of discussions on it. Anyone try it?
Scarecrows, soap, stinky stuff, etc.,,,, i don't know, maybe i should buck it up and buy a couple spools of wire.
I was visiting a friend one day when he showed me his garden. There were several wooden stakes around it with a piece of string tied to them and something hanging on the string. When I asked what this was he showed me 1/2 cakes of Irish Spring soap with holes drilled through them hanging on the strings. This was for keeping the deer out of the garden. I talked with a few other folks later and they all said they do the same thing.
I tried it and sure enough it worked. I'm a believer now.
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My Father In Law had apple orchards and they would hang small bars of soap, like the hotel kind, off of each newly planted tree to keep the deer away....they had a big orchard operation in Michigan...knew what they were doing.
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