Q:

Do deer eat tomatoes?

A:

Quick Answer

Deer eat tomatoes as well as a variety of other crops, according to Buck Masters. Deer can be a problem for many tomato growers. However, there are several ways to prevent deer from eating tomato crops.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

One way tomato growers prevent deer from consuming their tomato crops is by placing strong-smelling deterrents around the crops, according to the Home Guides on SFGate. Deer do not enjoy scents such as pepper spray or soap. Another way gardeners can deter deer from crops is by placing human hair clippings around the crops. However, scent deterrents need to be changed frequently to ensure the deer do not grow accustomed to the scent. Another way to deter deer from tomato plants is by building adequate fencing around crops. Typically, fences must be at least 9 feet tall to keep deer out.

Learn more about Deer

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Are deer nocturnal?

    A: Most animals in the deer family are crepuscular, meaning that they are most active during dawn and dusk, rather than being strictly nocturnal creatures. So... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How tall are deer?

    A: According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, adult white-tailed deer stand between 36 and 42 inches tall at the shoulder. Adults are about 72 inch... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What eats a deer?

    A: Animals that prey on deer include bobcats, cougars, coyotes, wolves and grizzly bears. Specific predators depend on the habitat and type of deer. For insta... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What should you feed whitetail deer?

    A: White-tailed deer are primarily herbivores, so they eat all sorts of plants, such as switch grass, American holly, ferns, aquatic plants and poison ivy. Ho... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore