Next I'll go broke buying the red pepper and ground them up. As a final cure 22 rifle may be mylast hope. Yes, I have problems with a wild rabbit I have a Labrador Retriever who finds new rabbits den before I do.
She doesn't eat them but tosses them up in the air like a juggler in a circus. I keep an eye open for the building of new nest. One night I a had a bunny clearly starting a nest in my flower bed. I had read somewhere to sprinkle cinnamon around the flower bed to keep rabbits away. It worked.
When I went out to sprinkle the cinnamon the rabbit ran away. Once I went back in the house the rabbit came back right to the same area. She sniffed once and ran away. My wife doesn't want me to kill them, so I tried putting moth balls around my plants. This worked for the wood chuck problem I had, last year.
My garden is fenced in, but the little rabbits get in. Any other suggestion are welcome on this. Our best advice is above and here: The most effective way of keeping out rabbits is chicken wire fencing. Install a fence that is 4 feet high and bury it 6 inches deep. Brush away piles of brush and leaves, and fill in abandoned burrows. Here in Suburbia, USA, zone 5b, we have a moderate bunny problem. There are large wooded areas nearby.
I began planting Dutch white clover in the lawn a few years ago, and among its many benefits we've found that the local rabbits prefer the clover to almost all of our garden plants. We still have to fence in the peas, beets and lettuce, but the cottontails seem to prefer the clover to almost anything, and we enjoy watching them nibbling away. The local hawks, owls, and half wild cats do their part too, especially if I leave the remains of what they catch near the garden beds.
I mainly want the rabbits out of my yard so they don't end up in my dog's mouth. You can also compost everything that comes out of the buns litter box, including poops, pee soaked litter and uneaten hay. Have you tried the fake snakes trick? I second the white clover solution. Allow your dog or cat free access to a yard where rabbit-eaten plants are growing -- the presence of these predators, even if they are not actually prey-aggressive, may be enough to scare rabbits away. My rabbits love grapes and blueberries. Co-Authored By:.
Nature will not be dominated, but she loves to dance. I'm pretty well at the point of just sharing my yard with the one rabbit I have seen. I have a small woody back forty behind my garage and the neighbour keeps rabbits for selling afterwards, in cages on his property. This rabbit hasn't ate anything in my vegetable garden, he has in my neighbor's yard.
I think the only reason this cottontail is over here is to hide from the neighbours's dog. He doesn't bother me, I don't bother him, Have scared the crap pout of each other when I walk outside and I don't see him and he isn't expecting company. The squirrels on the other hand I am sick of being in my garden, wouldn't be too bad if they ate just one thing but they are nibblers and like to try a little of everything. My question is are rabbits afraid of squirrels or the other way around? Neither animal is scared of the other. To deter squirrels from eating vegetables and fruit in your garden, try hanging up packets of fox urine or spreading it around the garden.
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I've seen your post on "Farmer's Almanac" about rabbit problems. I regularly shoot rabbits in Powys, Shropshire and Herefordshire, and don't charge for my services. I'm also fully insured. Hope your rabbit problems are solved. If not, and you are near West England or Wales, please reply to this message. Just read your post, I have a rabbit problem and would be grateful if you could rid me of them, it is impossible to grow anything,I live near Ross on Wye. I have a rabit nest in my Oregano bush inside of my 2 foot tall raised bed. I want to move them but I really don't want to kill them. The babies are about the size of a large fist.
We put up a cedar fence and rabbits simply chew holes through that. There are baby bunnies all over and during night just eat everything! I don't want to enclose my whole garden in chicken wire. Am going to try a live trap What is a good,safe chemical deterrant around vegies? So frustrated I want to cry! Hi, Mary: We feel your pain, having been nibbled more than a few times ourselves! Have you tried a radio in the garden? Or perhaps an organic deer repellent? Sometimes chopped up human hair works as a barrier from a barber shop or salon.
Didn't take me long to realize that I needed 2 ft x 1inch chicken wire when I moved to a new house with a rabbit population in the neighborhood. Snapdragons are a very delicate flower and rabbits love mine.
Look for for flowers with spikey stalks. That hasn't always helped with my squash.. I have yet to lose one! But I have had good luck with prickly stemmed flowers. I see lots and lots of rabbits but my problem this year is defiantly the birds. They are digging up my onions, cucumbers, squash, watermelon, radishes and now my pepper seedlings. I liked the one girls comment where what works for one might not work for another but lets keep trying ha ha.
You state in your article that rabbits don't eat and can be deterred by marigolds and snapdragons So I would suggest editing where you state " Rabbits are deterred by some of the same plants as deer and Japanese beetles. Choose plants such as forsythia, lilac bush, marigolds, zinnias, daffodils, lavender, and snapdragons for rabbits. This will reduce your rabbit population. We do state that rabbit preferences can vary. Marigolds and snapdragons are sometimes not appetizing to rabbits, and planting them has worked for many people.
However, a hungry rabbit will eat almost anything, and it appears that the rabbits love your garden. Based on your feedback, we have made the language more clear in that section to indicate that this is not a guaranteed solution and that rabbits have varying tastes. We would recommend putting up a fence or trying some of our other tips to stop this damage from happening again. We live in the mountains close to Lake Tahoe. Knockouts grow well and thrive in most gardens. I planted 10 plants last summer, covered them with pine needles and mulch over the winter - they sprung right back in spring and were getting buds in early June.
Then the rabbits came. I put up a fence not chicken wire as it's so ugly - probably a big mistake. Holly Ilex spp. Balsam Impatiens spp. Iris Iris spp. Juniper Juniperus spp. Lavender Lavandula spp. Leucophyllum Leucophyllum spp. Blue Flax Linum lewisii Lupine Lupinus spp. Catnip Nepeta spp. Oregano Origanum spp. Virginia Creeper, Engelmann Ivy Parthenocissus spp. Beard Tongue, Penstemon Penstemon spp. Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Spruce Picea spp. Pine Pinus spp. Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii Firethorn Pyracantha spp.
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We live in a new Florida gated community. Planting flowers around the shrubbery area for the last 3 years has seemed like an effort in futility against rabbits eating the flower petals. They apparently like the taste and tenderness of the petals. I had tried everything from expensive sprays, to hot cyan type mixture in water with a sprayer, to garden lights with motion sensors, with no success. The scent is so strong on the rosemary herb, that the rabbits have stayed away permanent, now for the last three weeks, and the rosemary does not lose its scent, even after it dries.
Gambil Quail ate every flower from 12 plants of alyssum within 48 hours of planting them in a large circular bird bath that I turned into a floral garden. A few bare stems and leaves remain. What would deter bird destruction? Best way to avoid that in the future is to not plant flowers in a birdbath. It was too easy for the birds to see, and isolated from other plants.
In the garden use bird netting to keep birds off of plants. What kind of grass can I plant that rabbits will not eat? Is there a spray or granules that will keep rabbits out of my yard? Liquid Fence is useless! The company refunded my money when I provided picture of before and after using Liquid Fence. Thank you. Liquid FEnce works well for me, but it must be frequently applied, especially after rain.
Lavender is a little tall for rabbits, so probably deer. Caught red handed. Tagged How to Control Garden Pests. Bookmark the permalink. He lives in the Lehigh Valley, PA with his wife who cooks amazing things with the organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs he grows. When he isn't writing or reading about organic gardening, he's gardening. March 6, at am. Geri Strohschein says:. November 12, at pm.