Bunnies might be cute, but they have a habit of eating ones vegetable plants. Grrr! If you think your precious crops are at risk, then it might be wise to construct a fence to keep them out of the veg patch, or just fence off the areas most at risk. Here are our top tips:
- Use chicken wire…even baby rabbits can’t get through the holes on that!
- A 3 foot high fence will do the trick…they’re not very good at climbing and although they bounce around the garden, they can’t jump very high.
- Don’t forget that bunnies are good at digging. Bury your fence by a foot or two to combat this problem. It’s easiest to do this by digging a trench. Then put the chicken wire in, forming an L shape on the base of the trench (with the wire pointing out away from the veg patch) and filling it in with earth again.
- If you’re really keen to keep them away, you could consider installing an electric wire running along the outside of the fence a 2 to 5 inches high.