Jim G
Jim G
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Asked on Apr 20, 2013

DO rabbits eat Cucumbers?

Jim GBecky (J) PAnna
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I started growing Cucumbers and ready to transplant them next week, but concerned the rabbits will eat them (they ate my Tulips, flowers and leaves!)
9 answers
  • Jayme
    on Apr 20, 2013

    Rabbits eat most new tender plants. They dovoured my radishes last year. I would definitely cover them until they are further along.

  • Jim G
    on Apr 20, 2013

    Jayme: Thanks, I've been reading similar things from Google search.. they like new plants, but after being established HOPEFULLY they will be ok......... Thanks much!

  • Becky (J) P
    on Apr 20, 2013

    I broke down this year and put up chicken wire. My bunny looks pregnant. I love the bunnies except for them eating the green beans. Last year was the first time they bothered the beans.

  • Anna
    on Apr 20, 2013

    Yes! They will eat almost anything that we find edible. You should try to bunny proof your garden and maybe set out a little something for them to eat away from your garden. That has help me out a lot.

  • Jim G
    on Apr 20, 2013

    ok, sounds like I have to get Chicken wire (??Lowes??) and wrap it until they are well established. Thanks all.

  • Anna
    on Apr 20, 2013

    ...At least you don't have a skunk problem! LOL

  • Jim G
    on Apr 20, 2013

    ewwwww, no! Thank goodness!

  • Becky (J) P
    on Apr 20, 2013

    @Jim , the wire I bought I got at Lowes, it was the cheapest place I could find. 50 ft x 2 ft was around $9 I think. http://www.lowes.com/pd_92283-16418-832283_0__?productId=3160867&Ntt=chicken+wire&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dchicken%2Bwire&facetInfo=

  • Jim G
    on Apr 21, 2013

    Thank you Becky! Cool temps this week, then I think I am ready to transplant the cucumbers and tomatoes next week. (( Gives me a week to get that Chicken Wire. $8.27!! ))

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