How to deter rabbits from eating flowers

Bunnies are eating my impatients and I think marigolds. What have you tried that has worked and not worked? Thanks for your help.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 31, 2018
    try citrus peels, citrus sprays, put plastic forks prong side up, bamboo skewers throughout, make hot pepper sprays, garlic sprays
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on May 31, 2018
    I have used cayenne pepper and Shredded Irish Spring bar soap with success. I have also heard of people using water, hot sauce and a little dish soap to spray the plants affected, or letting red pepper flakes soak in water, straining, adding a little dish soap and using that.
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    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 06, 2018

      I have tried both human hair and dog fur ( with four shedders, I have plenty), The squirrels and chipmunks just moved it out of the way to dig their holes in my planters and pots! I went to the mouse trap bailed with peanut butter and the snap scared them away for a long time (I have never caught one yet in over two years).

  • Alicia W Alicia W on May 31, 2018
    You could place moth balls around the plants or hang a few in mesh bags. Also human hair works really well. As your hair stylist for the hair they throw away and place some in mesh bags around your plants.
  • PamC. PamC. on Jun 24, 2018
    I live in upstate NY and the deer and rabbits are everywhere! With all that nature provides, they would rather eat my flowers! We have found that coyote urine sprayed on and around the plants deters them.. I also fertilize with rosetone. It contains blood and bone meal. Unfortunately it smells bad to people as well as hungry herbivores! You can get both items at a better garden center. Good luck!
  • Carol Carol on Aug 17, 2018

    I just read that the small (or large) pinwheels will frighten the animals with their constant movement and scare them away. Let's just hope the wind is blowing when they come to eat.

  • Pat Pat on Aug 17, 2018

    Rabbits love marigolds.....they eat the little stem under the blossom....we found blossoms all around our flower bed. As for impatients, I do not have any so can't give advice on keeping rabbits away from either plant.

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