Rabbits Eating Sunflowers- How can I stop them?

by Grace
How can I stop rabbits from eating the tops of my sunflower plants?
  9 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 06, 2017

    You can try spraying them down with a citrus essential oil spray

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jun 06, 2017

    I've had success by sprinkling soap shavings around, once they get a mouthful, they'll hit the road!

  • Yvonne Haefner Yvonne Haefner on Jun 06, 2017

    Have the same problem with plants. I use Rabbit Scram. Sprinkle around the ground round plants or the entire border of garden. Will withstand some rain/watering but heavy rains or deep watering you will need to repeat.

  • Yvonne Haefner Yvonne Haefner on Jun 06, 2017

    Could try moth balls, also.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jun 06, 2017

    Your local feed store should have several products to keep rabbits at bay. The trick is to be vigilent. If it rains or washed away, the rabbits will be back. Next year, try chicken wire. 3 feet high and buried 2 inches into the ground.

  • Gay24239618 Gay24239618 on Jun 06, 2017

    Might sprinkle ceyenne pepper around and on the plant.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 30, 2020

    I’m building chicken wire-faced “boxes” out of PVC plumbing pipe to keep out the squirrels, rabbits and a stray cat.

    Just using wire to attach it and am leaving one side as a hatch door.

    I am looking forward to adding clear plastic when the frost comes.

    PVC will break down in the sunlight, so paint it when you’re finished building the frame.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 04, 2023

    You could put up a fence of chicken wire to keep them out.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 07, 2023

    Some gardeners are able to grow sunflowers by sprinkling blood meal, human hair, cow manure, fox urine or other repellants in the garden, or by planting a border of other rabbit-resistant plants around them.