Gary350 wrote:When I was growing up my Grandfather always planted about 2 times more sweet corn than he needed. He us to say half that corn is for the deer if I feed the deer they won't eat my garden.
That's the same philosophy I learned from my grandparents.
When I was a wildlife rehabber, we often suggested that people find where the deer trails lead into their yards and then throw a few veggie seeds around. Some of them tilled the areas and planted actual gardens for the deer. The gardens don't need weeding, or the other care one gives one's own garden, but they do help divert the deer.
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" - Douglas Adams