Thank you so much for all of you who gave me advice on how to battle with the thieves in my garden. I am obviously not the only one who has dealt with garden varmints.
Most people think it’s a rabbit that is eating dinner in my backyard. I decided on a couple different plans of attack – hoping that one of them will work!
Plan #1: Plant marigolds.
This seemed like a no brainer because even if they don’t actually scare away the rabbits, they look pretty.
Plan #2: Liquid Fence
This was a recommendation by my friend Cheryl. Cheryl has the most beautiful flower garden you will ever see. This woman knows her way around plants. I trust everything she says.
Liquid fence is essentially concentrated garlic. It is suppose to put off a scent that both deer and rabbits do not like. They don’t need to taste it to be repelled, they can smell it before they get there.
I can say that after I sprayed it, I almost gagged. The smell goes away pretty quickly to humans, but man, is it nasty. I’ve sprayed it twice so far and took a shower immediately after wards because I just could not get rid of that smell.
Take that rabbits!
I might try one more thing in collaboration with liquid fence and marigolds: cayenne pepper. Apparently sprinkling that on and around your plants can help. Those MN deer and rabbits do not like the spice! They are more ketchup and salt people. :)
In other gardening news, here’s what’s going on in my backyard.
The netting is up for the peas to climb…
This is what the edamame is looking like ( I have no idea how this grows)….
My radishes and turnips are going crazy….
An overall look at the state of my garden…
What’s going on in your dirt?