There is nothing worst than working hard in the garden to only discover animals and insects have destroyed or tainted your prized vegetables or flowers. We need to stop them but without having to waste a lot of money buying commercial products. You will find that a lot of the strongest animal and insect repellents are in the fridge and cupboards of your home.
Many of the insects and animals have very sensitive noses and stomachs so items that smell good to us or that we like cooking with may send these intruders packing – fast! Here we will check out 7 DIY Homemade Liquid Fence Recipes that you can spray on your garden as a barrier without harming the harvest. Look out Deer and Rabbits it’s about to get stinky up in here.
#1 Garden Barrier
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When the listed ingredients are by itself, they smell great (minus the raw egg) but together can form the most pungent odor that will deter animals and insects for even wanting to investigate the goods you have growing and back off fast.
You will need a pump sprayer for this job.
- 1 Gallon Water
- 15-20 of clove essential oil
- 1 Tablespoon of dish soap
- 2 Eggs
- 4 Crushed garlic cloves
Combine the garlic cloves with the two eggs inside of an old jug/bucket/large enough container and let it sit outdoors for two days for it to ferment and get incredibly stinky.
After two days has passed (48 hours) check the smell (volunteer the person with the strong stomach to be the guinea pig) to see if the horrible smell level is high. If the smell is gag worthy, then it is ready for the next step. After you’re done throwing up chunks, it’s time to strain the garlic clove chunks out of the container.
Add in the clove essential oil and dish soap and mix it all up together and pour the contents into the pump sprayer. Last, the fun part. Spray that foul concoction over your garden wherever you’ve noticed some heavy traffic from insect/animal nibblers. Make a liquid fence barrier around the perimeter of the vegetables etc.
Make up extra batches of this liquid fence to have as a backup because you will need to reapply after it rains.
#2 5:5:1 Recipe
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You will need five empty milk or water jugs.
- 5 cloves of garlic (Minced garlic can be substituted using 5 Tablespoons)
- 5 Empty one-gallon milk jugs (or water, etc.)
- 1 Egg
Take one of the empty milk jugs and combine the one egg with a gallon of water and mix well. Once the mixture is stirred, pour it evenly into the remainder four-gallon jugs making it so that all five jugs have the same amount.
Add more water to each container filling to the top and add a crushed garlic clove (or one Tablespoon of minced garlic) into each jug. Set outdoors to allow it to ferment for a minimum of 48 hours to several days exposed to the sun until the smell is pungent.
You will want to make a barrier of this stuff surrounding the perimeter of the vegetable garden, etc. Also, don’t worry about the smell because as soon as the sun dries the liquid, only the animals and insects will be able to smell it – not YOU!
#3 Triple 3 Threat
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Here’s the triple three threat to keep those, admittedly cute, deer away from your garden.
Triple 3 Threat ingredients:
- 3 cloves of garlic or 3 tablespoons of garlic juice/minced garlic.
- 3 Tablespoons of Red Hot Sauce
- 3 Raw Eggs
Okay, here’s the kick butt steps you need to take to make this Bye Bye Bambi mix. Grab a blender and mix all the ingredients mentioned above with just enough water to make a solution and blend it very well. Pour the mixed solution into a spray bottle/spray pump, etc. whatever you have will work.
If you have any wilt proof (pruf), go ahead and add a bit to the solution to allow it to last longer.
#4 Fiery Pepper Spray
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Turn up the heat for your unwanted dinner guests by spraying your garden with a fiery hot pepper spray.
- 12 cloves of garlic (substitute with minced or garlic juice works, too)
- 5 cups of hot water (no need to boil)
- 5 hot peppers
- 3 Tablespoons of red hot sauce
- 6 eggs
- Empty milk jug
Mix everything up in a blender to get the texture of liquid. Leave the jug of mix outdoors for a minimum of 48 hours to several days exposed to the hot sun for your desired potency. You will want to strain the access garlic clove chunks and hot peppers for the mix to go through a sprayer.
Make a liquid fence by spraying it all around the perimeter of the garden then spray directly onto the plants. As always, have a backup solution ready to reapply after a rainstorm, etc.
#5 Sour Spray
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Get out the nose plugs as you will need it once this recipe is finalized and ready for deer action.
- 1 cup sour milk
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 eggs
- 6 drops of liquid dish soap
- 15 drops of cloves essential oils
- 6 drops of cooking oil ( or dormant oil)
- 1-gallon jug
Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into an empty one-gallon jug and fill the rest up wit water. Shake until everything is blended well. You will need to reapply this spray once every two-three weeks or after rainfall.
#6 Simple & Not Sweet
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Here is a simple recipe that only needs to be sprayed bi-weekly.
- 1 Egg yolk
- 1 Liter of water
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
You will need a liter size spray bottle to empty the contents into and just spray a fence barrier to keep the rabbits and deer away from your hard earned harvest!
#7 Beef Bouillon Ala Carte
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In a one-gallon milk jug combine these ingredients:
- 2 Teaspoon beef bouillon and dissolve it into .5 cups hot water
- 2 eggs
- 1-gallon water
Mix every ingredient up well and allow it to ferment in the sun for a minimum of 48 hours to several days to get it super funky in smell. Apply a generous liquid fence barrier around the garden and directly on top of the plants. Again, reapply after rainfall.