Patricia B
Patricia B
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Asked on May 25, 2012

my garden is comming up and doing well but how do you keep rabbits out they are eating my tomato plants

Eileen B.EloiseDfm
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my garden is comming up and doing well but how do you keep rabbits out of it they re eating my tomato plants
16 answers
  • you can purchase small wire garden fence that simply pushes into the ground with metal stakes. They really do not climb so this only needs to be a foot or two high in order for it to work.

  • Walter Reeves
    on May 25, 2012

    Good advice from Woodbridge...and despite other advice to the contrary, I've never had rabbits dig under a fence.

  • Nancy Rhodes C
    on May 26, 2012

    Patricia, you can borrow my big black cat MAGIC. He has brought through the pet door onto the back porch several rabbits this year. Oh how pitiful and sad but he was doing what cats do and there have been no more rabbits hopping around my garden. Get an outside cat with claws and cat sense.

  • Patricia B
    on May 27, 2012

    LOL!! I got 2 cats outside and they are so old and lazy the rabbits would hop all over them and they would just lay and laugh at them.

  • Nancy Rhodes C
    on May 27, 2012

    Hahahahaha. I wish Magic would not kill the rabbits. The rabbits are so playful and do not bother my veggie garden so long I don't plant lettuce.

  • Kathy H
    on May 27, 2012

    Sprinkle cayanne pepper all around and on your plants. Works for me every time!

  • Garden Inspire
    on May 31, 2012

    Ground cinnamon sprinkled around can also repel mammals.

  • Carolyn Hoxton
    on May 26, 2014

    I have tried everything, about ready to give up, my hubby said they jumped over the chicken wire today, and it's 2 ft high...they are annoying

  • Julia
    on Sep 6, 2015

    Try blood and bone in the garden beds. Rabbits are vegetarians and hate it

  • Carolyn Hoxton
    on Sep 6, 2015

    Wire around..chicken rwire..small holes is about the only solution

  • Tonya Dee Mihm
    on Oct 9, 2015

    Plant marigolds around the garden, they keep away the pests...the rabbits don't like the marigolds, so they stay away, helps keep some "bad" bugs away too! Also, the chicken wire helps a lot...just put a few posts in the ground, and then put the chicken wire around it...its simple and its inexpensive...hope this helps.

  • JoAnn Dibeler
    on Dec 19, 2015

    I have heard dryer sheets

  • Danny-Leigh Hill
    on Mar 10, 2016

    You can also get some old rags soaked in some old stinky perfume and put them at the 4 corners of your garden . That will keep rabbits , groundhogs etc out of your garden !!

  • Dfm
    on Mar 10, 2016

    ive tried perfumes, hot pepper flakes, noise makers, blood meal. the only thing that really works for me is to put small hole fencing around each tomato or pepper plant. yup each. the plastic hardware cloth in black....shades the small transplants, and will keep rabbits from nibbling the young plants. i wrap it around the individual cage, use twist ties to connect the ends and have used them for quite a few years. untwist the ties, lay them flat for storage.

  • Eloise
    on Apr 30, 2016

    This works well on squirrels. It's cheap enough to try on rabbits. I don't bother with the popsicle sticks, just place them throughout the garden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3lywff0eUM

  • Eileen B.
    on May 14, 2016

    My problem is deer but I see that peonies are deer deterents

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