Okay, I got a little overconfident. We hadn’t had much deer damage in several days, and I needed to access the tomatoes. So I half opened up the cage I had put around them. That same night the deer ate all approximately 120 Sungold tomatoes, the damned gluttons. That was the last straw! (Also, the last tomato.) I constructed a seven-foot deer fence, which I had been putting off doing because of the difficult length and slope of the property. (This version of the fence is still a little improvisational, and
soon eventually I will do a more attractive version.)
Now I have the enormous satisfaction of watching the wildlife down in the back forty, knowing that they are not getting into the garden.
Physical barriers are the only way to control deer. Forget all the other supposed solutions.