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Old 11-14-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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I'm looking to plant rhizomes for the first time this spring and wondered since I get a lot of whitetail deer in my yard if they'd try eating the cones? Has anyone encountered this problem?

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Old 11-14-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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My dad grows them in Traverse City, MI, and deer don't bother them at all, but rabbits almost always cause the plants to get a late start due to eating most of the shoots.

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Old 11-14-2014, 03:28 PM   #3
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Mule deer eat mine if they get into the fenced garden.

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i grow em about 40 miles east of you and no, the deer wont bother them. my neighbor has a feeder about 20 yards from them and with 20 to 30 deer around em still they don't touch em.

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I know the dogs will eat them post boil, but wll they bother them on the vine?

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I know the dogs will eat them post boil, but wll they bother them on the vine?
Hello malignant hyperthermia..real toxic to dogs
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Ok thanks guys, I'll keep an eye out for rabbits. I just bought the property 2 months ago and haven't noticed any yet. Plenty of deer and turkeys and one raccoon that my wife keeps feeding unintentionally. It's like "Wild America" out here compared to our old inner-city dwellings. Can't wait to brew my first batch in the new house and make it a home with hops grown right in my backyard.

P.S. I'll have pics in the near future of my first AG batch, basement bar build and keezer build. Right after I remodel the bathroom.

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I don't feed it to the dogs, I've just read if you just dump it, they'll eat it.
But will they eat them off the vine?

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I don't feed it to the dogs, I've just read if you just dump it, they'll eat it.
But will they eat them off the vine?
They might man..you never know..but make it impossible for them to do so or you can have a dead dog on your hands
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I'm not planting at this house as we're in a neighborhood, but I had really planned on it when we build on our land.
Just have to work that part out...

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