I am having trouble with rabbits. They are eating everything. Any suggestions?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hi, Marlene: Rabbits can be a real nuisance in the garden. They can make a big dent in plant material, and unfortunately once they find a food source the harder it is going to be to get rid of them. I have heard so many gardeners say that the rabbits do not touch certain plants, but others say that this certain plant is the only one they will eat in their garden. So there are no foolproof rabbit-resistant plants. It really depends on how hungry they are and what is available for them to eat. There are several deterrents on the market and are effective if used consistently. Liquid Fence/Deer Off are both liquid products that are safe to use around pets, but they do not smell good so be careful to not get it on you when you spray. The smell is potent at first but will dissipate. Sprinkling bloodmeal around the perimeter of the plantings will work as a deterrent as well. Constructing a fence is also an option. It can be made out of chicken wire. It only needs to be 2 feet high and dug into the ground 4-6 inches.