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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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April 7, 2012 - 8:14 am

Recipe:  3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes (Sam's Club)

            1 1/2 cups water

            Bring this to a boil and let it set overnight. Strain

Use this concentrate as follows:

             1 cup pepper concentrate to 1 gallon water

             1 teaspoon dish detergent (biodegradable) Dawn original or Murphy's Soap

             

I use this in my pump sprayer and apply EARLY morning before the sun hits the plants, as not to burn them. I did it in mid day ONCE and burned a few hostas. LIVE AND LEARNConfused.  My deer and bunnies do not like spicy plants...This seems to work for me and is A LOT cheaper than deer off and is not stinky. Only two ingredients...soooo simple.Wink

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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May 15, 2012 - 5:04 am

I noticed a few phlox, soloman's seal and meadow rue had their tops NIPPED OFF. Out comes the PEPPER SPRAY and one hour later all my gardens are sprayed.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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April 26, 2013 - 5:11 am

I made my HOT PEPPER SPRAY yesterday and hope to apply it this morning. I find the earlier in Spring I do it, the less damage is done by the bunnies and deer.  It helps keep them from creating their habit of munching in my yard. They are creatures of habit and if it tastes yucky they go somewhere else, thus breaking their routine of coming to my yard.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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May 2, 2013 - 6:20 am

I sprayed my entire garden with HOT PEPPER SPRAY yesterday.  I think I might be having a deer problem this year, since my neighbors were feeding the deer within 15' of their homes this winter. The young deer seem to be use to human movement near them.  They are creatures of habit and I want them to know that the foliage at my house is HOT, so go somewhere elseYelllike the neighbors who were feeding you all winter. The deer say, "But the neighbors don't have the gorgeous plants and variety the you have."   I am really hoping that the deer decide they DO NOT LIKE THE TASTE OF MY PLANTS. Confused

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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May 26, 2013 - 7:32 pm

Sprayed another round of PEPPER SPRAY yesterday.  I noticed my Soloman's Seal and Phlox were nibbled on down in the shade area. Four gallons does the entire garden areas.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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June 18, 2013 - 9:37 pm

Gave my entire gardens a dose of pepper spray this morning.  So far they have only nibbled a little. They tasted the Soloman's Seal and Phlox and decided they don't like SPICY PLANTS. They seem to do their grazing in the wild area down by the creek. Laugh

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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