There is no magic solution to protecting your plants from being ravaged by deer and other animals over the course of the next several months. But there are ways to make your plants unattractive to wildlife. The first step is to spray with a deer repellent (it also works on smaller mammals). The best of these products are the ones that contain putrefied egg and garlic. They smell terrible when sprayed on but, while the smell fades quickly from human noses, the taste remains and is bad enough to send deer elsewhere for up to a month. Respray monthly, but only if the outdoor temperature is above 40 degrees. Sometimes the memory of the taste will keep animals away longer, but always remember that a starving animal will eat anything.