The Q&A Archives: Rabbits

Question: What to use to keep rabbits and squirrel out of our veggie gargen???

Answer: There are a number of animal repellent sprays that can help deter rabbits from eating the flowers. Try 'Get Away' or 'Deer Away'. Natural scent repellents such as coyote and fox urine are also available. Fencing can be effective. A 1" chicken wire fence needs to be 2 feet high and buried at least 6 inches deep around your flowers. Consider also interplanting your flowers with garlic, onions, Mexican marigold or Dusty Miller. Bunnies tend not to like their aroma. Also, you can make your own animal repellent mixture by mixing a few teaspoons of cayenne pepper, and a dash of soap in a quart of water. Spray on the plants you want to protect. Sprinkling blood meal, ground hot peppers or human or dog hair around plants is also sometimes effective. Hope this information helps.

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