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Old 04-28-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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its getting time to build my garden. i have bunnies that i think i should keep out.
what am i going to be dealing with and how to do it ?

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Beside the obvious, ( dog, hair .22, owls, etc)I have read that marigolds are a repellant

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Good fence. Electric fence. .22, learn to cook them. Rottweiler is effective.
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i am thinking a fence. how tall would it need to be ? marigolds are nice, i could add some of those.
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I shoot them from my porch naked while holding a beer. (Seriously).

My dog (a pit mix) then finds their den and kills the young.

We don't have much of a problem anymore.
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i am thinking a fence. how tall would it need to be ? marigolds are nice, i could add some of those.
The fence would only need to be a couple feet, but it should also be buried maybe 6 inches or more.

PS, If you have a dog and or cat, collect the hair and scatter it around( or people hair)
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The fence would only need to be a couple feet, but it should also be buried maybe 6 inches or more.
I have lots of bunnies in my neighborhood and do not want them in my backyard damaging my trees/plants/garden. I have 320' of 6' pressure treated privacy fence around my back yard. To keep the bunnies out I have over 600 used bricks on the ground against the inside bottom of the fence so there are no open gaps under the fence. It has worked well for 15 years now. Only twice have I had a bunny in the yard and they were very young little ones that somehow found a spot to squeeze in. I know it sounds funny but I keep a fishing net in the shed that I used to catch them and then released them on the other side of the fence.
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Learn to accept the bunnies.
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We have tons of bunnies too. They just come and go as they please. For some reason don't seem to get into the veg patch.

But hanging a couple of rags soaked in ammonia works well for all critters
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so far, if there is anything getting into the garden. they are not doing anything, far as i can tell.
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Consider letting your grass grow long in an area, and plant clover... My neighbor has a garden, and I have a container garden... I've found that letting area of the grass stay about 4-5" long (and plenty of clover) seems to keep the bunnies happy nibbling it, and distracted from our vegetables.

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