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How to Stop Rabbits Eating Vegetables.

Posted Aug 26 2008 11:00pm

Trish from BirdTableNews has asked how she can stop rabbits eating her vegetables.

We planted 30 veg plants this year - cabbage, cauliflower etc. We put mesh over the plants. The rabbits stood on top of the mesh and ate the plants through the wire mesh!! We did not find out until it was too late. Someone saw them early one morning. Have you any advice for next year because although it’s a bit funny it’s also a bit disheartening to have 30 small plants eaten by rabbits. They could not get under the garden mesh so they ate from above!!

This is a terrible situation. One of TopVeg’s objectives is return on effort. To have all your veg eaten off after the effort of preparing the soil and planting, is too much.

  • The only way to beat the rabbits is to dig some rabbit netting in around the entire plot. This is expensive - but will last a few years.
  • Container gardening is another solution - if the containers are lifted high enough that the rabbits can’t get in. This also solves the slug problem - if the containers are on slippery poles that the slugs cannot climb.
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