Monday, June 27, 2011

Damn Rabbits!

I have coexisted with rabbits while gardening for decades. They have always done minimal damage and I never thought too much about them. This year, however, one of them decided to raise her babies in my currant bushes - and use my garden to feed them! I came home from work yesterday to find all of my cauliflower plants looking like this!

Evidently they don't like cabbage, or they were saving it for later - this cabbage sits right beside the cauliflower.

They also started in on my brussels sprouts! They only got about half way through them. The thought of not having brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving motivated me into immediate action.

The garden is now sporting a shiny new fence all around it - take that bunnies!

The rest of the garden is looking good. Look at these nice looking pea pods!

How are your gardens doing?


RandomGardener said...

Oh, that always makes me sad. After investing so much time and effort(in our short summers)to have it all eaten one fine morning! Mine had deer problems, this year! sigh! Your fence looks good to ward off bunnies and deer, good luck!

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure cabbage per se makes bunnies really ill, though cauli and broccoli are green light foods for rabbits. I remember from having pet rabbits cabbage was a biiig no-no, so some bunny instinct may be at work here, leaving your cabbage alone for good reason. Rabbits will eat just about anything green...strawberry greens, pea shoots, you name it. Good luck this year with hoppy!