The Q&A Archives: What's eating my cosmos and cornflowers?

Question: What's eating my cosmos and cornflowers? Some four-legged critter has been visiting my garden during the night and munching on the tender young shoots of my seedlings. My yard is fenced so I don't believe deer or woodchucks can get in, but I've seen a rabbit, a skunk, squirrels, and cats wandering through at various times. Assuming it's one of these, what can I do to protect my plants so I'll get some flowers this summer?

Answer: Rabbits are your best guess although I wouldn't rule out small woodchucks and squirrels. There are several commercial rabbit and critter repellents available including a couple we offer in our catalog (page 141).

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