Oh yes, that smelly soap of the 80′s works wonders in the garden.
If you have never heard why, well Moose hate the smell of it. HATE IT! Bears and deers, I understand, don’t care for the smell either… even though we as humans don’t mind it. What do you do with it? Well if you are near a large box food over stock box store, you can buy it in bulk as bar soap never goes bad. I only recommend bar soap for this.
Take said bar soap, and slice it up if possible. It may be difficult. If you choose not too I don’t blame you, but try to chunk it up some how. Take a big pot of water and set to a boil. When it is at boiling point, put it on medium heat and add the soap. Let it sit there until all the soap is disolved. When all is said and done you are going to have a bluish/greenish and milky white water. let it cool down just enough so it won’t scald you. Grab a bucket and dump the pot of water in it and add water to the top of the bucket. Use a large spoon or a small bowl and pour around and on your garden area(s). The smell will keep the moose, deer, bears, and other critters away. It also has an effect on slugs and I had had success with keeping them at bay with this.
Do you have fruit trees? If you can drill a hole in the middle of the bar of soap (long ways) and put a peice of twine on it and hang it on the tree. The deer and moose won’t munch on your fruit trees during the winter.
If you own any old CD’s. The way to make this work is simple. Put the old CD’s that you will never use again in a microwave for 3 seconds. No more then 3 or you will have a house fire. What the microwave does is makes the data on the CD unable to read and look like old fashioned crack glass. Put the old and now crack looking CD’s, taped to a Spoon or hung by a tree with twine. Moose and deer do not like the reflective part and will spook around your garden in most cases. If they see these they will general.ly leave your garden alone.
Two easy steps to making your garden critter free. Other ideas are welcome!