Around mid-October each year, I give up on my garden, till or rake away all vegetation and plant annual ryegrass. I also take down the fencing that helps keep the deer out during the growing season so I can more easily till and plant the garden the following spring. I do not mow the ryegrass and it grows tall and becomes green manure for next year’s garden.
I’ve noticed in the last two days with all the snow that the deer are eating the tips of the tall ryegrass coming through the snow in my garden. I’ve also noticed an abundance of deer feces on the white snow in the area.