The other day, an old family friend called to see if we could use any fresh corn. Of course, I never turn down anything, so I thanked him so much for his generosity. I shared with him that the deer have completely demolished our corn crop this year. We haven’t gotten a single ear!
Upon hearing this, the elderly gentleman said to me, “My mama used to say that if you sprayed purple jello on yer corn and yer melons, it would keep the deer away.”
I was intrigued, “Purple jello? Really! Do you make it into jello first, or how do you do it?”
He explained, “Pour a box of jello into a 1 gallon hand sprayer or something, and fill it with water. Then just spray it on your plants.” “I don’t know if it works, I’ve never tried it, but my mama used to always say that.”
That’s so great! I wonder if it works? I love hearing folk gardening remedies. He also suggested that I tie orange caution tape around the corn patch. He said this really helps scare the deer away.
Have you heard any good gardening tips lately? Remember any from your grandparent’s time? It’s always fun to hear unconventional tips!