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Bunny strawberry detente

aprilbbrinkmanaprilbbrinkman Posts: 135 ✭✭✭
edited September 2018 in Growing Food
I've given up trying to have rabbits and food plants coexist.  Sometimes, they don't bother anything but one year they ate everything, including the garlic. I finally fenced in the garden area, and the rabbits can have the covercrops and grasses that I plant.

I did try bird netting first but they ate through it.

I do put out water for them away from the garden and that seemed to help.

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  • aprilbbrinkmanaprilbbrinkman Posts: 135 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2018
    Hi Sherry

    How high was your fence to be effective? In your experience do bunnies like basil? Are there other plants they may not like?

    Bunnies are just that darn cute and they know it too!!!

    April
  • sherryosherryo Posts: 58
    edited September 2018
    We installed a 6-ft goat wire fence.  I don't believe you would need anything that tall just for rabbits.  It needs to be tall enough to prevent them from jumping over, and the holes small enough to keep them from squeezing through.

     
  • sherryosherryo Posts: 58
    edited September 2018
    What will rabbits eat?  This is more complicated to answer.

    Some things are just too good to not eat - like strawberries.   But it depends on what else is available and how many rabbits there are.

    If I planted berries, basil, and garlic next to each other...they'd eat the berries first.  Then they'd eat anything else they like better than basil before eating the basil.  In desperate times where there is drought or overpopulation they'll eat the garlic if they have to.

     
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