Bunnies - Knowledgebase Question

Milton, DE
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Question by vmiller39
May 22, 2007
Okay, so I have a huge garden that I just put in this year at my new home. This year, I didn't take the time to put a nice fence in and the bunnies are eating all of my broccoli. What can I do to stop them? My grandmother told me human hair or moth balls. I used urine for deer, but I don't know about bunnies.

Answer from NGA
May 22, 2007
There are a number of animal repellent sprays that would help deter rabbits from eating the flowers. Try 'Get Away' or 'Deer Away' available from Burpee. 'Deer Away' is effective in deterring deer and rabbits and lasts 7-10 days without washing off. Natural scent repellents are also available such as fox and coyote urine. You could also try constructing a fence of 1-inch chicken wire that should be 2feet 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. Finally, for veggies such as broccoli which do not need insect activity for flower pollination, you can simply cover the plants with floating row cover to keep the bunnies out. Hope these suggestions help!

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