Asked on Jan 10, 2019

How do I create a fence against rabbits' eating my raised garden?

FlipturnJudyJoris Heise
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Newly established, 18" high garden served as salad for teh rabbits this past summer, and I want to build a fence equal to the task of keeping them out, but also enabling me to get in and weed and thin.



6 answers
  • Pg
    on Jan 10, 2019

    Put stakes in the soil border and wrap chicken wire around the perimeter. Staple the chicken wire to the stakes as you go.

  • Oliva
    on Jan 10, 2019

    Place French marigolds or onions on the outer perimeter to deter rabbits.

  • Garden Up Green - Carole
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Here's an idea - I call them covered raised beds. May be a good option for you

    https://www.gardenupgreen.com/2016/02/covered-raised-bed.html

  • Joris Heise
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Carole--I can make those but the size needs some creativity--which I am good at. I will draw it up and try to show them to you. I notice the hinges! And gotta figure out whether and how to let the tomatoes and corn grown. THANKS!


  • Judy
    on Jan 11, 2019

    Get some moth balls and put around the spot where you don't want the rabbits to bother. It'll also keep cats away

    • Judy
      on Jan 12, 2019

      I have raised boxes about 15 ft. long, I put one moth ball on each corner and one in the middle, and have no trouble with critters. Give it a try.

  • Flipturn
    on Jan 12, 2019

    Whatever fence you decide to build, make sure that it is sunken down into the ground sufficiently to prevent the rabbits from burrowing under and still getting into your garden (yes, they will try it.)

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