By michelle h
Wolf urine works too, but it's very inconvenient to chain a wolf in your yard and force him to drink coffee. I haven't tried it.
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Trust me! Rabbits like marigolds, particularly the large light yellow ones. I could send you photos of my once beautiful marigolds that have been "decapitated". Once the flowers were gone, they went for the green. I'm down to nubs in places. I'm gong to build cages around them, and see how that goes. I decided I would take the ugly cages and be a little creative. Take some gems and wire and dangle them from the wire.
I heard that you can put pickle juice around your plants, rabbits do not like the smell.
Someone said that sprinkling baby powder will keep them at bay..........worth a try!
Go to your local supermarket and buy a big container of cayenne pepper. Spread around garden. This will keep your bunnies out.
I found that Cutter (R) Bug Free Backyard (R) Concentrate insecticide works as a rabbit repellent. The insecticide is a liquid that is applied using a hose-end sprayer so the application of the liquid is simple and cheap. Before I sprayed my yard, Mr and Mrs Rabbit plus their three bunnies ate, soiled and dug in my backyard. With all of the rabbit dens that they dug my yard was becoming a rabbit housing subdivision. Mr and Mrs Rabbit had zero fear of me because they knew that I could not catch them. Then I sprayed the yard for mosquitoes. The Empire struck back! Two weeks have passed since I sprayed the yard and I have not seen a single rabbit.
Plant daffodil bulbs around and in the garden. Daffodil bulbs are poisonous, and the rabbits will avoid them and what is around them, too.
Get yourself a dog that loves to chase bunnies. They will learn FAST where the dog lives and will leave your flowers alone. JMHO
My rabbit problem was so severe that in the spring I could shovel their little poop pellets like manure. I had an entire rabbit condominium underneath my hedges. Hair and hot pepper never stopped them. My cats would have stopped them, but they are indoor cats only. My problem went away when a neighbor began trapping them in Have-a-heart traps and releasing them somewhere miles away.
I'm glad to hear that some of you have had good luck with marigolds and sweet alyssium. Your rabbits must be more agreeable than the ones in my yard. My rabbits EAT the marigolds, geraniums, herbs, garlic, peppers...and anything else that happens to get in their way. They gnawed a hole in my wooden fence. They climb the stairs to my deck and eat my potted plants. If I yell at them and try to chase them out of my yard, they just look at me and keep eating. They DON"T run! I can run close enough to smack their little cottontails and nothing scares them. I'm considering rabbit stew for dinner!! Any suggestions for managing "mutant killer rabbits"? (You may think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not.)
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