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    My garden is GONE!!!

    I went out to weed my garden and oh my word!! The rabbits ate ALL my green bean plants(even the stems!)and has started on my carrots,ACK!!! How do I stop it?? I think its too late to save my beans at this point. Any pointers for next year?

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    i tried tying plastic bags but I think they used them a a toy!!!


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    What about some kind of mesh fencing for next year? Rabbits don't dig, do they? If so you might have to bury the bottom of the mesh a few inches under the dirt. You must have been so dismayed to discover your garden had turned into a salad bar.
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    Hi, hope you don't mind me barging in here. I just found this board and absolutely love gardening.

    The fence is a good idea, but something that might be a bit cheaper is human hair. I know it sounds crazy, but since I am a hairdresser I remember people actually coming into the shop to get bags of cut hair to put through their garden. Of course I am not sure I would want just anyone's hair around my veggies, but if you save some cuttings of your family's haircuts, the rabbits will smell the human scent and tend to stay away. It doesn't have to be bags of hair, but just enough to keep the scent around. I thought it was crazy myself until I tried it.

    Hopefully the rabbits will stay out of your garden soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BC-Roo
    Hi, hope you don't mind me barging in here. I just found this board and absolutely love gardening.

    The fence is a good idea, but something that might be a bit cheaper is human hair. I know it sounds crazy, but since I am a hairdresser I remember people actually coming into the shop to get bags of cut hair to put through their garden. Of course I am not sure I would want just anyone's hair around my veggies, but if you save some cuttings of your family's haircuts, the rabbits will smell the human scent and tend to stay away. It doesn't have to be bags of hair, but just enough to keep the scent around. I thought it was crazy myself until I tried it.

    Hopefully the rabbits will stay out of your garden soon.
    Please, barge!!!! The more the merrier!!

    I never thought of something like that. I will have to try it as the boys are getting hair cuts this wknd.
    Thansk for ther idea and welcome!!!


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    Another trick I have heard of is sprinkling the plants liberally with cayenne pepper or spraying them with cayenne pepper spray. I know this keeps many kinds of furry pests off. Do rabbits like hot food?

    The hair idea might work too. . . and in any case hair is good for gardens. I used to get bags now and then from my local hairdresser to compost.
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    I've heard of the pepper idea too. Good luck!

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    I was going to try the pepper trick but it is past saving this year. I think I will take a pic and show you all what the **** rabbit did!UGH!


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    I have tried the hair and dried blood tricks with no luck.The rabbits here also stay pretty happy eating fallen feed from my bird feeder and squirrel feeder-maybe that helps?I did buy some pricey hot pepper spray from a garden center,but got tired of reapplying.Generally,after my plants get bigger the rabbits lose intrest.They do still eat my red multi-flowering tulips off at the ground every spring .
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    Maybe that is what is getting my little garden, never thought of rabbits..kept blaming it on the armadillos! but this am when I got up they (whoever they are) chewed a whole in the netting I have around my tomatoes and just dug around everything.....they didnt eat any of the plants though---just dug up all the plants and around the roots-no more lettuce for me this year...hopefully the fox urethea sold at the builders mart will work......anyone have any suggestions?
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    Welll, the carrots are now gone as well . I hope to have better luck next year.


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