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how do I deter rabbits eating my plants

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how do I deter rabbits eating my plants
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  General Jay replied 5 years ago.
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I grew up on a farm and we had a very large garden that was constantly under attack from rabbits and other wildlife. There were a few things that we did to help deter the little animals from entering the garden.

First was to install a small poultry wire fence around the garden. The fence actually needs to be dug down into the ground up to 12 inches so that the rabbits do not dig underneath. This is probably the most effective deterrant, but is the most expensive.

The second method used was to create a stinky smell. Two options are used cat litter and dried blood. Both of these scents will be recognized as danger to rabbits and will keep them away. The dried blood can be purchased in gardening stores and comes in a powder. It needs to be reapplied after rains. Some people use fox urine, but I have not had any personal experience using this.

This is a good starting point for keeping the rabbits away.

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