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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 08:05 AM

NRALifer was saying he loved his beets from the garden.
I on the otherhand do not care for them at all.
Yesterday morning the wife was saying she had to chase a deer out of the garden firt thing when she got up.
So last night I took the tiller out and did some cultivating and when I came in she asked how much damage the deer had done.
I told her I saw no damage, but tracks showed it had jumped right over the Beets.
Her response (with a twinkle in her eye) was " Yeah like you'd care if it ate all my beets"!

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 08:20 AM

HA! I hear ya, no beets for me please.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 08:50 AM

NRALifer was saying he loved his beets from the garden.
Yesterday morning the wife was saying she had to chase a deer out of the garden firt thing when she got up.
Her response (with a twinkle in her eye) was " Yeah like you'd care if it ate all my beets"!



Your wife is absolutely correct in Deer loving beets.We can't grow beets at our place the Deer clean them right out.The only way I was able to grow them was to put them between two rows of pole beans with a fence on either end.Larry

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 09:02 AM

Your wife is absolutely correct in Deer loving beets.We can't grow beets at our place the Deer clean them right out.The only way I was able to grow them was to put them between two rows of pole beans with a fence on either end.Larry

hmm Maybe that is the deterent then? There is a row of beets, 3 rows of potatoes and then two rows of pole beans and a 5 ft fence for each of the bean rows to climb.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 11:19 AM

I actually like beets. At least with red beet eggs :D

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 02:51 PM

We planted beets this year in the new addition to the greenhouse. We love them, both roots and greens or should I say reds?

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 03:15 PM

I think Beets are great for soeone else. Back to the pole beans tough, Deer ate all the leaves off the beans. I have since hung Irish Spring soap on the fence and they have left it alone. Hopefully I'll stil get some beans?

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 07:39 PM

JD, i think what you need is a good 30.06, and youll have no more deer problems. A more non-lethal approach would be to hang some of your that days work clothes up on a pole or two. Deer ussally wont come near something that seems like people.

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Posted August 11, 2011 - 07:44 PM

I like pickled beets! Not had any in many years though.

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Posted August 12, 2011 - 04:34 AM

Will eat them if hungry, and nothing else around... Just never liked them.
I haven't ever tried them fried tho... I wonder if you can? Most stuff like that is better fried and smothered in butter.

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 01:31 AM

Irish Spring, that sounds like a good idea. We have deer here in the mountains. If they become a problem I'll try that. Thanks

We could pickle beets and add some hard boiled eggs and POLE BEANS!




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