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Gardening advice on dealing with rabbits in a vegetable garden

Author: Cathy Cromell
Issue: November, 2012, Page 145



ASK THE EXPERTS

Q - Rabbits are feasting on my vegetable garden. What can I do?

A-  The only surefire method to prevent rabbits from eating your vegetables is to create a physical barrier around your beds, advises MCCE Master Gardener Susan D. Noack. She recommends using 1-inch chicken wire, securing it to sturdy poles, and sinking them into the ground. The wire should be buried 3 to 6 inches deep with the bottom turned outward to inhibit digging; it should be at least 24 to 36 inches high, so that Peter Rabbit can’t jump in and out.
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