Cucumber leaves bitten off to stem


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Hi,
Just planted my new garden and now had something attack my cucumbers and bitten the whole leaves off and down to the stem.

I am assuming the cucumber plant is no longer good, correct?

I am thinking it is deer. What has everyone found useful for keeping deer and rabbits out?

I have heard human hair, tin pans, and cds.

Thanks and happy gardening!
 
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Nothing works well except for a tall fence. Hair, urine, propellers, ribbons, I've tried everything. Liquid Fence and Bobbitt work fairly good for a time but not forever.
 
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Outside dog (s)...most effective deer remedy I have found.
 
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If the growing tip is still there, it may be saveable. It may even grow new ones from the cotyledons, (It is a vine after all) but, as Chuck says, it may be simpler , & lead to better results in the long run, to replace. If you do replace, are you going to get a repeat of the trouble?
 
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Use a motion detector. We use a motion sensing water sprinkler. They make a racket and come on suddenly. Hell, they scare me. They hit me some times also. Deer are made to startle easily.
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Use a motion detector. We use a motion sensing water sprinkler. They make a racket and come on suddenly. Hell, they scare me. They hit me some times also. Deer are made to startle easily.View attachment 53347
That right there is a great invention. I'd give it a go, but I'm afraid the darn squirrels would have it running non stop and drown my lawn!
 
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Hello. I live in the woods and have pest problems as well. I have a fence around my backyard though. Have you thought of sprinkling your plants with McCormick Cheyenne pepper powder? Perhaps if your pest tries your plants again, and get's a taste of that heat, it will avoid them! Just a thought.
 
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