Last week, I shared that something had been eating the blooms off my petunias, and that I had started using crushed red pepper in addition to Liquid
Stench Fence to help deter the critters.
That combo seems to be working.
I’ve also now begun adding a little cayenne pepper to the mix. And I have petunias again.
These pink ones were never affected (perhaps they’re a different flavor?), but I also doused them with my new concoction, as well as the budding white glad there to the right. Deer just love glads.
While I was at it, I also used the SSS (stinky spicy stuff) on these pots of petunias and sweet potato vines. Yes, they’re on the front porch, but you may recall that a deer recently climbed the steps to our deck, so I don’t put anything past those rascals.
Although I haven’t seen any signs that deer find this begonia appetizing, I’m not taking any chances. It’s also getting the SSS.
So far, so good. Hopefully the deer/rabbits/whatever won’t develop a taste for the SSS; if so I’ll be looking to change the recipe.
Ah…..the challenges of a wannabe gardener in the summertime…..
~These Days Of Mine~