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Jo wrote:
"Dick Adams" wrote:
Bluebee wrote:


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Someone told us that if we sprayed Habernero peppers water, rabbits
will not bother the plants. But even after spraying peppers water,
I have missing plants!! The rabbit is essentially breaking the

plant
in two halves!

How do I prevent any further casualties? I have already lost about
12 plants!!


Sprinkle ground Habenero pepper where the rabbit is entering the

garden.
Also sprinkle around the garden and in the garden.


Does Cayenne work as well?


It should. I use Habenero because just planting them around a garden
wards off rabbits and deer. Plus I had a bumper crop two years ago
and have about 3 lbs of ground Habenero pepper.

Dick


Thanks hon!

Will keep some of my crop this year for sure then.

Jo



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On 2005-05-27, wrote:
On 2005-05-26, Bluebee wrote:
I have a samall garden where I have eggplants. I have it fenced by a
bird-netting fencing. The net is firmly stapled to the ground. I noticed
that something was eating my eggplants and sweet pepper plants at the
rate of two per day(even with the net around). I thought it was the
birdy doing it, so I covered it from above with a bird netting. Still I
found my plants eaten. I found a hole at one end of the netting(could
have been there before), so reinforced it. Still someone ate the plants.

One day hubby saw a tiny-rabbit getting in the garden and destroying a
plant and leave!

Someone told us that if we sprayed Habernero peppers water, rabbit will
not bother the plants. But even after spraying peppers water, I have
missing plants!! The rabbit is essentially breaking the plant in two halves!

How do I prevent any further casualties? I have already lost about
12plants!!


I have never had rabbits eat eggplants, but they do like beans and peas.


Well my egg plants are intact, but they hit my cucumbers. Nothing but
minature stumps left.!!!!! Never had that happen either.

Have run out of chicken wire - need to get more.

So I use 1 inch mesh chicken wire two feet tall to protect them. I
stake out the 4 corners. I secure the wire to one stake and run around
all 4 pulling it as taut as possible. Then I zigzag additonal stakes to
tighten up the wire and make sure it comes in contact with the ground in
all places. There is a 2 inche mesh chicken wire but young rabbits
would easily go thru it so make sure you buy the stiffer 1 inch mesh.



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On 2005-05-26, Bluebee wrote:

I have a samall garden where I have eggplants. I have it fenced by a
bird-netting fencing. The net is firmly stapled to the ground. I noticed
that something was eating my eggplants and sweet pepper plants at the
rate of two per day(even with the net around). I thought it was the
birdy doing it, so I covered it from above with a bird netting. Still I
found my plants eaten. I found a hole at one end of the netting(could
have been there before), so reinforced it. Still someone ate the plants.

One day hubby saw a tiny-rabbit getting in the garden and destroying a
plant and leave!

Someone told us that if we sprayed Habernero peppers water, rabbit will
not bother the plants. But even after spraying peppers water, I have
missing plants!! The rabbit is essentially breaking the plant in two halves!

How do I prevent any further casualties? I have already lost about
12plants!!


I have never had rabbits eat eggplants, but they do like beans and peas.



Well my egg plants are intact, but they hit my cucumbers. Nothing but
minature stumps left.!!!!! Never had that happen either.

Have run out of chicken wire - need to get more.


So I use 1 inch mesh chicken wire two feet tall to protect them. I
stake out the 4 corners. I secure the wire to one stake and run around
all 4 pulling it as taut as possible. Then I zigzag additonal stakes to
tighten up the wire and make sure it comes in contact with the ground in
all places. There is a 2 inche mesh chicken wire but young rabbits
would easily go thru it so make sure you buy the stiffer 1 inch mesh.


Major recommendation: get rabbit fence. I used chicken wire for years
and it justs rusts. The rabbit fence is well worth the extra money.

Craig
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bone meal or blood meal - sold at all home and garden stores - just sprinkle
around the plant...do not use a lot as it is almost all nitrogen

The smell will keep them away...

tomatolord


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On 2005-05-27, Don S wrote:
I don't know about the various pepper solutions that have been offered,
but I
have had good luck with the rigid "rabbit fencing" sold at the big box
stores.
The horizontal runs of wire are closer together at the bottom of the
fence,
and are close enough together to keep out rabbits. I use the green
fence
poles to hold it up.


I am not sure if I have ever seen rabbit fencing, but I testify to the
chicken wire 2 feet tall and 1 inch mesh. It lasts about 5 years if you
roll it back up and store it out of the rain when not needed.

I will see if I can find the rabbit fencing. I would be interested in
the unit cost, longetivity and ease of use. Unrolling 50 feet of
chicken wire requires abit of care since rolling it up makes it act like
a weak spring.

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