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Re: Rabbits in Garden

Postby Barnyard » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:34 pm

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Re: Rabbits in Garden

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:28 am

I tried to train the bunnies to thin the carrots last year.... but they got it wrong and ate the end of the row :roll:
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Re: Rabbits in Garden

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:48 am

Buzzard Wing wrote:I tried to train the bunnies to thin the carrots last year.... but they got it wrong and ate the end of the row :roll:

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Re: Rabbits in Garden

Postby twotone » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:50 am

I tried the old Marigold trick last year. I planted some at the ends of rows and mixed some in the middle. No rabbits, but holy cow did I have a ton of Japanese Beetles on my Marigolds, which was fine with me, just pick them off and relocate them. (politically correct) I've never seen a Japanese Beetle in my garden until last year.

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Re: Rabbits in Garden

Postby oldskool » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:32 pm

moth balls sprinkled around the edge of your garden will keep out all critters including dogs

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Re: Rabbits in Garden

Postby JimT » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:42 pm

Just seen this post.

I seen this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PDlLRmXZAE

You may just have to add the bent part to the bottom of your existing fence.


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Re: Rabbits in Garden

Postby Super A » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:08 pm

I have had pretty good luck with the "critter repellant" that Lowe's sells. Comes in a spray bottle like Windex. I can't describe the smell, but it's awful. Rabbits didn't like it either!

The problem we often have with severe critter infestations is that mothballs, repellants, etc. will work a short time and then the critters ignore it.

We have a number of farm cats hanging out, and our small varmint population is very, very small. Doggone things even drug up a big ol' chicken snake a few weeks ago....

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