Anyone here with Rabbits as pests?
My green beans got destroyed in several days by rabbits. Since then they come back now and then and munch here and there on anything the least bit tasty they missed. Repellants have failed miserably for me, I suppose because they got into the food, and now won’t be repelled by anything. I’m hesitant to replant or to transplant anything till I come up with a solution to literally fence them out.
How do you deal with rabbits?
I live in a subdivision with a fussy homeowner’s association and in a city that does not allow firing firearms. Trapping/releasing seems unlikely with so much competing food available everywhere in the subdivision.0 thumbs up!Posted 10 months ago
Howdy Jim, I’ve heard bloodmeal sprinkled around plants may help. I also think fish emulsion spray deters them too. When we spray it on our veggies they seem to leave it alone and when we miss a spraying they come out and munch. Plus the spray fertilizes too. Just don’t overdue it or you will just get some great looking plants and no produce! Hot pepper and garlic sprays tend to deter also. Have you tried any of those? If you want a couple of recipes just let me know.
Where’s Elmer Fudd & Tazmanian Devil when you need them?
2 thumbs up!Posted 10 months ago
I was slightly horrified to walk out to my backyard (it is fully fenced) to find a rabbit under the kids trampoline happily munching away. Thankfully it has decided to move on.
Hot Pepper sprays would be the way I would go. You can make your own at home with just a few grocery bought peppers which is a bonus.
0 thumbs up!Posted 10 months ago
There are rabbits where I live and I grow beans in raised beds. I also grow a lot of marigolds around my beds and maybe they do not like them.
1 thumbs up!Posted 9 months ago
We just placed a ring of chicken wire around each plant (about 2 feet tall). The bunnies stayed but only fed on the weeds surrounding the chicken wire. Win win if you ask me.
3 thumbs up!Posted 5 months ago
Yes, I think the best way is to fence them out.
0 thumbs up!Posted 5 months ago
The marigolds always have worked for me. I just sow a perimeter with them.
0 thumbs up!Posted 4 months ago
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