Post # 1
This is completely random, but thought I’d throw it out there. Does anyone havea good idea to stop rabbits and raccons from eating all your plants?
We have a small fenced in patio area at our apartment, mostly potted plants on concrete, a tall fence surrounding the whole thing. Last year raccons got all our tomatoes (they even ate our cayenne peppers!). So far this year it’s just a bunny nibbling on our leaves and flowers. I’m getting chicken wire to put under our gate to (hopefully) stop them from getting in. I’m looking at “repel all” as well.
Does anyone have any other ideas? Any advice would be great,
Post # 3
I love gardening and our lill secret is we get our dog to pee around everything, rabbits hate the smelle and raccoons as well. I know it sounds weird but it’s been working for 3 years hehehe
Post # 4
This is a good idea!
My dog is a princess and refuses to pee on the ground near the patio. She demands a walk for potty purposes. I’ll see if I can coax her to pee near the plants more…that’s kind of weird to write haha
Post # 5
Chicken wire is good to keep things from crawling underneath. I also place it on top of my beds so the cats don’t think its a giant littler box- they don’t like the way it feels on their paws. Maybe rabbits and racoons are the same?
Try sprinkling hot sauce-water mixture on and around the plants.
Post # 6
My family has always planted marigolds around the veggie garden to deter rabbits. Depending on who you ask they will say it works amazingly, or its an old wives tale. I’ve used it for years with pretty good results.
Post # 7
@BooRadley: I’m going to try hot sauce again this year, it didn’t seem to work on the racoons last year, but it might stop the bunny from eating the flower on the ground.
@nikkialys: I might eb dealing with something other than a bunny then? Whatever raided the garden ate my marigold blooms.
Thanks ladies, I’m bascially going to try all this, it’s not that I get that much from my little patio garden…It’s just sad to put so much work into it, only to feed the wildlife.
Post # 8
Interestingly, rabbits do NOT like the smell of bacon grease, so if you cook any bacon place some of the grease around the pot lips and see if that helps. Otherwise you can use a cage that can be purchased at most hardware/nursery stores. Good luck!