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by GardenGuy_Gardener on May 16, 2006 11:02 AM
I have a vegetable garden every year but this year we moved into a new house. So i planted it like usual and i come out today and the bunnies that live in the woods near my house at my parsley (italian and curly) my lettuce (roman and head) so of the peppers and a little of the basil. What safe ways can i stop them. I was thinking of surrounding it in chicken wire (buring it in the ground so they dont dig also.) any help would be much appreciated!

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by Tamara from Minnesota on May 16, 2006 12:54 PM
LIve trap!

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by weezie13 on May 16, 2006 01:07 PM
Fox Urine *Preditor's Urea* you can get it in the gunshow places....

Try some tabasco sauce on the plants too..

A light Row Cover could be used, it lets' light in and air.. you do need to open it up for pollenation....

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Deborah L. on May 16, 2006 01:07 PM
PLEASE DO NOT LIVE TRAP !!!!!!!!!
Rabbits will have heart failure in a trap no matter how humane.
Fencing is the way to go. Please.

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by weezie13 on May 16, 2006 01:14 PM
I was going to say also, I got some
really nice sturdy "Rabbit Fencing"
at my local Tractor Supply Co....
A 50ft roll for $17.00 something..
**I love it, I've done projects with it instead of keeping rabbits out, cause I have raised beds, but the fencing is nice*
and user friendly to work with...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by ChristinaC on May 16, 2006 01:18 PM
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PLEASE DO NOT LIVE TRAP !!!!!!!!!
Rabbits will have heart failure in a trap no matter how humane.
Fencing is the way to go. Please.

[thumb]

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by Deborah L. on May 16, 2006 02:49 PM
Thank you, Christina ! Hugs ! [thumb]

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by GardenGuy_Gardener on May 17, 2006 11:43 AM
i put up chicken wire today.

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The good thing about snow is that it makes your yard look just like your neighbors! [Big Grin]
by Deborah L. on May 17, 2006 12:36 PM
Yay for Garden Guy ! [clappy]
Thank you !

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by 'Sparagus on May 17, 2006 01:22 PM
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Fox Urine *Preditor's Urea* you can get it in the gunshow places....
Oh no! I recently heard that the animals that provide the "product" so to speak, arent treated 100% humane! Just one source, but I could see that [Razz]

I got the rabbit fencing mentioned above. If it works for me, it'll work for you, TRUST ME! [thumb]

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by Deborah L. on May 17, 2006 02:57 PM
'Sparagus, that sounds like it would be true, that the "source" animals aren't treated well.
I really like all of you trying so hard not to harm animals.
Just one more reason to love this great forum !

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by chenno on May 18, 2006 04:48 AM
Hello

I also use chicken wire to keep the little bunnies and ducks from my garden, as i have a creek 6ft from my gardens edge,and there are many critters. I also plant a small little garden behind mine for the bunnies, Please no live trap!
Protect Animals:-) Have a good day

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by Deborah L. on May 18, 2006 05:36 AM
Way to go, Chenno ! [clappy]
Even planting especially for them, wow !

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by chenno on May 18, 2006 09:35 AM
Hi Deborah

The way I see it,we all have to eat;)
I love that you have on your sig-pets spayed/neutered...so true!
You know, you can tell a lot about about a person who is an animal lover,
A truly compassionate soul....
Good day, Angie~
Our task must be to free ourselves...by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
- Albert Einstein

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by Deborah L. on May 18, 2006 09:42 AM
Thanks, Chenno ! I truly believe that birth control is the KEY to help end the suffering strays and needless deaths.

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by ChristinaC on May 18, 2006 09:46 AM
That or send 'em my may.....I'll take anything in! Just add 'em to my collection. [thumb]

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by Deborah L. on May 18, 2006 12:26 PM
Christina, I love the picture !!!
What a cute crowd ! Love the Christmas hats ! [grin] [kitty]

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by Deborah L. on May 21, 2006 04:55 PM
In another thread, I mentioned my new eggplant.
The other day I was checking my container tomato, where the eggplant's in a pot next to it, and there, wearing a "What's the problem?" expression, was one of the wild rabbits just chewing up the last shreds of the eggplant.
I said, "What's going on here?"
Then cracked up at the cute puzzled face and said, "Well, I can spare a friend some salad".
Really shows ya where I stand about my wild rabbities, doesn't it.... [Love]

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