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#3099109 - 12/28/12 02:17 PM blueberry bush ?
meerdeer
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Has anyone planted blueberrys for deer? i bought a dozen plants & i was curious if others had luck with them. also i imagine i will have to cage them & im not sure how to do that & still create food, any ideas would help.
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#3099218 - 12/28/12 04:01 PM Re: blueberry bush ? [Re: meerdeer]
lpo1981
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Cave them and let them grow outside of the cage for the deer to browse what's outside and not destroy the main part of the plant. You mite have to build a pretty good size cage and let it grow.. On my to do list this spring and that's what I planned on doing.
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#3099809 - 12/29/12 05:37 AM Re: blueberry bush ? [Re: lpo1981]
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 Originally Posted By: lpo1981
Cave them and let them grow outside of the cage for the deer to browse what's outside and not destroy the main part of the plant. You mite have to build a pretty good size cage and let it grow.. On my to do list this spring and that's what I planned on doing.
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#3100457 - 12/29/12 06:47 PM Re: blueberry bush ? [Re: lpo1981]
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 Originally Posted By: lpo1981
Cave them and let them grow outside of the cage for the deer to browse what's outside and not destroy the main part of the plant. You mite have to build a pretty good size cage and let it grow.. On my to do list this spring and that's what I planned on doing.


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#3100592 - 12/29/12 08:19 PM Re: blueberry bush ? [Re: AllOutdoors]
Doskil
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Cage the main part of the plant and let the branches grow through the caging for the deer
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#3101091 - 12/30/12 08:04 AM Re: blueberry bush ? [Re: Doskil]
meerdeer
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whats the best material for the cage? i assume plastic netting because wire will damage the plant?
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#3101138 - 12/30/12 08:38 AM Re: blueberry bush ? [Re: meerdeer]
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