Asked on Jul 10, 2018

How to make garden box to keep out rabbits

Garden Up Green - CaroleFlipturnVicki Bushert


5 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jul 10, 2018

    If you aren't growing any really tall things, you can make sort of box using chicken wire and 1x1 boards. Cut the pieces like the pieces of your raised bed and nail them together. Staple the bottom of the chicken wire to the boards and cut a foot or two tall piece of 1x1 and nail one on each corner to hold the wire up. Tie a top layer of wire as wide and long as the box to the 4 posts and the other wire and it's a nice little removable barrier that most rodents won't be able to get through.

  • Dfm
    on Jul 10, 2018

    fence it in. rabbits can jump 3 to 4 ft fences. Go taller

  • Vicki Bushert
    on Jul 10, 2018

    also rabbits burrow, so if doing what Sgn said then dig for. A foot put down chicken wire or hardware cloth (wich is a wire mesh not cloth) then put dirt back in. The roots can grow through the mesh but rabbits can't burrow through. But you were asking about a box. Do you mean a raised bed garden?
  • Flipturn
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Vicki has a good point to remember that rabbits burrow. If the garden plants are growing up from the soil at ground level, then the garden enclosure will have to be sunken down below the surface so that rabbits simply do not go under it to get at the food.

  • Garden Up Green - Carole
    on Jul 11, 2018

    Here is a raised bed visual I used to keep out chickens and would work to keep out rabbits. It's a basic build, connected at the corners with screws and the cover is close to the same but your connecting two frames with 2 or 3 ft corner braces then adding chicken wire with a staple gun.

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