Deer will eat pumpkins, and pumpkins along with beans, lettuce, squash, strawberries and peas are some of the deer's favorite garden foods reports the NW Farms & Food organization. Deer tend to eat these planted crops because they are most similar to weeds and other grass plants that the deer eat throughout the year.
Deer are grazing animals and therefore will eat bits and pieces of plants throughout a farmer's garden. This can lead to the destruction of the whole garden if the farmer is not careful and has not protected the plants from the deer. To protect plants from deer, a farmer should put up physical fencing, electric fencing, get a dog or use a repellent that makes the crops unappetizing to interested and hungry deer.Learn More
Deer do eat hostas, according to the University of Vermont Extension Department of Plant and Soil Science. Deer will generally eat any plant. Although there are some that have a lower chance of being consumed.Full Answer >
Deer eat tomatoes as well as a variety of other crops, according to Buck Masters. Deer can be a problem for many tomato growers. However, there are several ways to prevent deer from eating tomato crops.Full Answer >
Deer do not typically eat hay. However, when deer are hungry, they may consume hay if it is readily available. Deer tend to eat a variety of other plants, such as alfalfa, clover and wildflowers. They also enjoy eating nuts, such as pecans, acorns and hickory nuts.Full Answer >
White-tailed deer are herbivores that eat leaves, acorns, fruits, twigs and grass. They may also feed on alfalfa, corn and even lichens when they are available. The white-tailed deer's diet changes throughout the seasons depending on what types of food are present.Full Answer >