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5/15/12 11:39 A

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You can make a spray from a jalepeno pepper and water. Grind the pepper up in a blender full of water. Let it sit for a couple of hours then strain into a spray bottle. spray it on the plants. You will have to repeat the spray after each rain. Most mammels don't the the hot pepper taste.

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5/15/12 5:06 A

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I've heard marigolds help deter rodents from garden raids.

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5/14/12 11:28 P

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Fencing. We went with chain link fence, chicken wire on the inside and construction fence - the orange fence on top to keep out the deer. Now, suggestions for raccoons? They love strawberries, too.

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5/12/12 8:00 A

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I've heard of soap slivers or blood meal put around the plants.

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5/12/12 2:47 A

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i have a fence around anything i want to protect. i have sever liters of bunnies every year. i try planting some things that they hate eating in the areas i find them. some perennial herbs are great for this. I plant some herbs inside my fence also so the smell and oils attract beneficial insects and repel other critters.

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5/10/12 7:45 P

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Thanks for the tips. The nest is burrowed slightly. I've heard from other friends to just leave them until the mature and leave the nest on their own. So, for now, that's what I'll do. Then get better/taller fencing and/or natural rabbit repellent spray.


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If you have a nest of baby rabbits and you don't want to kill them, you may have to wait untill they are out of the nest. The mther rabbit may dessert them if you handle them much.
Once they are out of the nest, you can put edging down in the ground then net the area, fasten the netting down against the edging.

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Bunnies also dig, so you might want to add some fencing that goes below the surface. I'm surprised the nest was above ground. They burrow here and build their nests underground. Our bunnies were removed years ago by foxes, but we have gophers that won't leave!!!

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you can net the area just make sure you stake it down



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5/10/12 6:31 A

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We have several bunnies living in our garden. They really don't seem to do all that much damage. I just enjoy watching them.

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5/9/12 11:35 P

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I was out in my strawberry patch today, picking the handful of ripe berries, when I noticed a clump of dried grass. I didn't think anything of it and reached for the clump of grass. Boy was I surprised with I felt fur and it moved! I looked again and discovered it's a nest of baby rabbits. Right in the middle of my strawberries! Any thoughts of how to get rid of the rabbits (no killing involved, and no chemicals - I prefer organic methods)? And how to keep them from coming back?

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