by Joe D.
(Glen Mills, Pa.)
Please note that I elected to use the above recipe that good for voles also but wanted to add some additions to content and application. The recipe above calls for---3 Lg eggs W/shells. 1 Lg Clove of Garlic, 2 cups of fresh green onion tops, two cups of water. Blend and liquify for 2 minutes. Seperatly, put 2 quarts of warm water into a pail. Since had difficulty in melting soap, I simply take a bar of dial and soap up my hands real good in the warm water. When have enough suds, I then add the blender mixture to the soapy water and then add the 2 tablespoons of chili or cayenne pepper and stir well. Don't know if a tip someone gave me about keeping rabbits away via human urine works, but I thought it can't hurt the deer repellent, so my recipe does add same for extra "flavor". Since using the recipe over the last 5 months, I have had no problems with deer foraging on my plants. In fact neighbors were commenting they haven't seen deer around in the numbers they used to see.
Since had trouble with sprayers clogging, I now put the mixture into a plastic gallon jug and drill about a dozen very tiny holes in the jug cap. When not using the mixture, put a solid cap on the jug and simply tape the perforated one onto the jug. Before using, shake the jug well, put on the perforated cap and simply swing the jug out over the plants you want to protect. I have not had to drench the plants, just a quick shot of the liquid on the plant seems to do the job and hasn't harmed any of the plants.
I have had mixed effect on the moles/voles, but I think part of the problem is that I haven't put enough down on the ground so it will soak into the soil in a sufficient amount.
Hope this works for you as it did for me.