Monday, May 3, 2010

How to Keep Rabbits out of Your Garden

  1. Step 1

    Build a two foot high fence around your vegetable garden to keep the rabbits out. Poultry wire works best. Bury your fence about eight to ten inches below the ground to keep rabbits from borrowing beneath it. Make sure you keep any gates closed since rabbits will find this a great way into your vegetable garden.

  2. Step 2

    Raise your beds about eighteen inches off the ground.

  3. Step 3

    Buy some garden netting or anti-animal netting and place it over your vegetables. You should be able to find netting at a local garden supply store.

  4. Step 4

    Install motion detector sprinklers. These will turn on whenever a rabbit approaches your garden, sprinkling them with water and scaring them away.

  5. Step 5

    Sow clover around your vegetable garden. Rabbits will eat clover over vegetables and may fill up on the clover rather than your garden.

  6. Step 6

    Plant a double-row of onions around your garden. Rabbits don't like onions and will find another area to forage.

  7. Chemical Solutions to Keep the Rabbits Away

  8. Step 1

    Dilute hot pepper sauce into water and sprinkle onto your plants. You will have to reapply after heavy watering or rain.

  9. Step 2

    Sprinkle fox or coyote urine around your garden. Large animal urines are available at many gardening or farm supply stores.

  10. Step 3

    Get some human hair from your barber or hair dresser and sprinkle it around your garden. In addition, human hair is a great fertilizer for your vegetables.

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