My garden is a playground for the neighborhood bunnies. There is no question, somewhere in the peaceful woods behind me, a dinner bell rings and a conga starts. The leader brings them to Helen’s Haven.
I’ve tried sprays, scare tactics (me acting like a hawk; it didn’t work), until I finally got a dog. Pepper sorta helps. Hopefully she will be more helpful when her protective instincts kick in. She is only five months old. I didn’t actually get a dog to rid my garden of bunnies; I just wanted to mention her.
What I did do to combat rabbits and other critters nibbling my newbies, was to cover them with open, protective cloches. I really wanted these cloches, but I couldn’t afford them, so I decided to figure out an alternative.
One day I was in Pier One Imports and they had these bread baskets on sale for a dollar. I decided then and there, they would make the most perfect cloche, and they did. I bought all they had, about 20 of them. I put them around all my new plantings, and I’ve never had a problem since. When the plants get big enough, I removed the covers. By then, the foliage is too tall for the bunnies to dine, or if they do, they don’t cause to much damage.
I still pretend to fly like a hawk, but that’s only to embarrass my kids ;~\