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What do you think is eating my plants?

something has eaten some leaves off of my sweet potato vines (the variegated and the black), the buds off of some of my sunflowers and the buds off of some of my re-blooming lilies. i am thinking definitely not a bug or caterpillar since the entire leaf is gone (not nibbled on....just the stem is left). same thing with the buds...they are clipped right off of the stem. could it be deer? i know that there are some deer in my neighborhood but i haven't had any trouble with them in my yard before. thanks if you have any ideas!!


Asked by princessbeth79 at 9:13 PM on Jul. 12, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (12)
  • Liquid fence. It's all natural, first bite they will leave. It repells rabbits too.

    Answer by hippiemom04 at 10:37 PM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • Cat, dog, deer, rabbit, turtle, all sorts of critters like them.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:52 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • Sounds like the deer are visiting when you're not looking ;).

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • i guess it is a's much too tall for a turtle or rabbit to reach. any ideas on how to keep them away?

    Comment by princessbeth79 (original poster) at 9:54 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • plant things that repel deer around your garden.. you could also put out something to make noise in the wind or if they get close to the plants, like bells ect or pie pans and spoons.. the noise will frighten them away usually. good luck!

    Answer by Eko at 1:36 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • You could use a motion dectecting light out there. It'll scare 'em away.

    Answer by MommaSiete at 11:15 AM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • deer, rabbits?

    Answer by KTMOM at 1:37 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Ugh, I misread your post first they are eating the entire bloom?? Must be can google to see if deer like the flowers you have.

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 3:09 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Rabbits?

    Answer by elasmimi at 9:50 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

  • Deer or other critters

    Answer by Jerichos_Mommy at 3:55 AM on Jul. 14, 2011