Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hail Damage (Pics) - Am I in Trouble?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:18 am

» Recommendations for balcony plants
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:17 am

» Newbie in North Carolina!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:14 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:11 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 7:39 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 10:48 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:20 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» table identity
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:07 pm

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:59 pm

» 15 bean soup mix - can the beans be used for planting?
by walshevak Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 2:42 pm

» Pea blight
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:19 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Fiz Yesterday at 2:16 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:52 pm

» Coconut Coir
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 10:13 am

» Trellis
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:30 am

» Pesticide use?
by jimmy cee 6/27/2017, 10:32 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising 6/27/2017, 9:16 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie 6/27/2017, 12:54 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by BeetlesPerSqFt 6/27/2017, 12:33 pm

» New Green House
by Hoggar 6/27/2017, 12:28 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson 6/27/2017, 11:40 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 6/27/2017, 10:23 am

» Bug Identification
by Robbomb116 6/27/2017, 9:17 am

» update pics
by llama momma 6/27/2017, 7:29 am

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell 6/26/2017, 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals 6/26/2017, 1:13 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal 6/26/2017, 12:15 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Redneck Rabbit Protection

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  landarch on 5/7/2012, 11:56 pm

Found anything I could to put around green beans and peppers at night as the rabbits have been partying in the SFG while we're asleep...wire mesh is a pain in the butt and expensive. Also spread some coffee grounds around the four eggplants I have (lower right) as I think I saw my first flea beetle today...small and black and when I went to squish it, it jumped like a flea from a leaf down to the soil.

avatar
landarch

Posts : 1142
Join date : 2012-01-22
Location : kansas city

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  cheyannarach on 5/8/2012, 12:01 am

That's awesome!
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  littlesapphire on 5/8/2012, 9:06 am

I say, do whatever you need to keep those pesky rabbits out! No matter how redneck your garden looks afterwards Very Happy At first last year, I put a 2 ft tall fence around the edge of my garden boxes, and that worked great to keep the rabbits and the cats out. BUT that didn't do anything to keep the deer out. So this is what I have now:

avatar
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 32
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  darci.strutt on 5/8/2012, 9:28 am

Landarch actually I think they look artsy! Lots of color. I’d smile if I walked by and I’m guessing most folk would know you were fighting a battle for your crops. Hats off to your creativity!

Little Sapphire - I used the same simple posts with netting around my new garden to keep the deer (and rabbits) out. What did you do for a “gate”? I have something I basically just lay across my opening, but wish I had something a tad bit more attractive.
avatar
darci.strutt

Female Posts : 95
Join date : 2012-05-01
Location : Hudson, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  littlesapphire on 5/8/2012, 9:50 am

@darci.strutt wrote:Little Sapphire - I used the same simple posts with netting around my new garden to keep the deer (and rabbits) out. What did you do for a “gate”? I have something I basically just lay across my opening, but wish I had something a tad bit more attractive.

My gate is pretty simple. First I rolled out enough netting to go the whole way around the garden. But instead of attaching the end of the netting to where I started (and therefore making it impossible to get in, lol), I attached the end to a 5 ft piece of conduit. To close the "gate", I rest the conduit into the U part of the U-bar and put a hair tie around the top of the two bars to keep them together. It's simple but effective!
avatar
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 32
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  B00kemdano on 5/8/2012, 10:46 am

I expected a stewpot or a grill when I read the title! Razz

That's a smurt economical solution, though!
avatar
B00kemdano

Male Posts : 131
Join date : 2012-02-12
Age : 44
Location : Huntsville, AL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  brenda g on 5/8/2012, 11:00 am

@B00kemdano wrote:I expected a stewpot or a grill when I read the title! Razz

That's a smurt economical solution, though!

Haha! So did I! When we were kids my parents had a live trap to collect the rabbits and 'set them free at camp' ... as I got older I realised the rabbits were out of the trap, but no one left to set them free in the woods and we were eating peculiar tasting 'chicken and spaghetti'.... now that's redneck! affraid

I don't have a rabbit problem here but I've read that hair spread around the garden area (human or animal) will keep them away from your garden. Couldn't say how well it works, as I've only experienced the above method Embarassed
avatar
brenda g

Female Posts : 80
Join date : 2012-04-05
Location : Michigan, Upper Penninsula

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  Turan on 5/8/2012, 11:07 am

Rabbit is good eating. And these are eating good food and free range, what could be better?

Biz Nonna used to catch the sparrows and starlings in her garden and put them in the spaghetti. Laughing
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2205
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  brenda g on 5/8/2012, 1:48 pm

@Turan wrote:Biz Nonna used to catch the sparrows and starlings in her garden and put them in the spaghetti. Laughing

Baahhh that is funny! Spaghetti must be good for disguising mystery meat or just plain tasty with it haha! But I don't think I'd ever want to know what starlings taste like! No
avatar
brenda g

Female Posts : 80
Join date : 2012-04-05
Location : Michigan, Upper Penninsula

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  subsonic on 5/8/2012, 2:12 pm

Rabbit stew is the best rabbit protection for a garden
avatar
subsonic

Male Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-04-20
Age : 59
Location : Riverside Ca. Lots of sun and hot in the summer

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Redneck Rabbit Protection

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum