Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bad bunny.

I'm researching rabbit prevention.

Not for the cute little bunnies that hop along Dunwoody Park's woods each spring.

Nor the big ones that streak across the road early in the morning as I wind my way through Wytercreek and Roberts Drive.

The ones that eat the garden. Blast it.

My perspective on Peter Rabbit has changed completely. Now I understand how very frustrated the farmer must have been. Every single vegetable we plant at the Nature Center becomes a feast for roving bunnies. I caught them at it one day, so there's no doubt they're the prime culprit.

I'm determined to turn things around next spring with a low cost, easy to shift enclosure for the garden. I want to use materials we already have in hand because that's our way (reuse and recycle).

There are lots of ideas in virtual gardener land. But I'd love to hear what works here in Dunwoody.

Ideas very much welcome.


  1. Be glad you don't have deer! (If you don't, that is...)

  2. We found that bunny wire was the most effective if your plot is fenced. Bunny wire has the wires closer together at the bottom, tacked inside the picket fence has worked wonders.

    Unfortunately, our pasted keep outsmarting us. We have a constant battle with the squirrels and chipmunks. This year it was turtles, eating the bottom leaves & green beans. And, then there is the doe with her 3 fawns.

  3. Donna: Crimson clover. You plant it in the fall and it provides green cover all winter and then grows larger and blooms in the spring. The rabbits LOVE it and will eat it over anything else in your garden. Your lettuces will be safe once again.

  4. Dah, dah, dah, Crimson and clover, over and over. Now that song is stuck in my head. What a great idea. And it'll look lovely. I'll definitely try it.

    No deer at the Knitternall house, but there's plenty at Dunwoody Nature Center. I think they may be giving the rabbits a hand.


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