Well it’s time to break out the proverbial combat boots and protect what is mine! Did you hear that all you bunnies? I am in possession of an organically safe weapon that thwarts bunnies from treating my garden like a salad bar. And I will share that secret weapon with you because you have your own garden to defend.
Garden Enemy #1 – Bunnies
Over the years I have lost many an expensive plant and spent lots of time shoring up the damage from these four legged garden pests. Number one on my hit list is bunnies! Unlike most people, I don’t think little bunnies are cute – I want to send in the coyotes!
(Or maybe not since I have Elroy, a little Cairn terrier who I love dearly. Coyotes would think him to be equally as tasty as a rabbit – maybe even a bit more since he has some marbling).
The Weapon of Choice
I discovered a very effective bunny deterrent a couple of years ago. This after weeks of watching my garden get destroyed and trying various things. And this deterrent works for deer as well. The product is aptly named Liquid Fence Deer and Rabbit Repellant. I like it so well I buy it in the large size.
The main ingredient is putrescent egg solids – and putrid smelling it is. Now when you spray it, go to the farthest area you want to protect and work your way toward your door. You do not want to backtrack where you sprayed because it is so stinky. The good thing is that when it dries, humans don’t smell it. But the bunnies and deer do. It is biodegradable, environmentally safe, and even safe enough to use on your edible plants.
I use the spray because it can be used on plants 24” and taller. This is important for taller vegetation such as shrubs or young trees. Or when you need to protect your garden pots. I had watched in amazement as a bunny stood on its hind legs and munched on the plants in my pots. The nerve! We sent Elroy out to get ‘em – though he wasn’t quite fast enough.