The rabbit finished off the spinach entirely and moved on to the heads of lettuce. Unacceptable!
Jarrod and I will be out of town this weekend and, at the rate of the rabbit’s consumption, there would be nothing left in the garden by the time we returned. So, a short-term quick-fix was in order. I poked around the basement for something to jerry-rig.
What do I have a lot of? Curtain tension rods. What about a barrier? Leftover weed-blocking fabric. How will I put it all together? Packing tape and a stapler, duh.
That’ll do. The plants will receive less sunlight for a few days but they’ll have a better shot of surviving in the shade than at the jaws of an insatiable rabbit.
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Devil Bunny Needs a Ham? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil_Bunny_Needs_a_Ham
What?! That cannot really be a thing.
Hmm, I’ve never had this problem, and I think it’s because we have solid fences on almost all perimeters of our backyard. But I have seen holes in the garden in the off-season, which I suspect are rats (GROSS) but then, during the growing season, I never see the holes and my plants are fine.
One thing that might be bad for plants is HAIL! I’m hoping my plants are okay; I don’t feel like looking and dealing with that now so I’ll check in the morning. Hope your plants are safe!
HAIL! @#$%*&@!!! My lettuce took a beating. I hope it will bounce back.
Your foresight in building in those pvc pipe holders was just rewarded, methinks. Can’t wait to see if you’re smarter than a rabbit!
Not to pry, but why do you have so many curtain rods lying around?
Hilary – thanks! The one benefit of this garden assault is that I get to feel very satisfied for preemptively building the PVC sleeves.
Two moves ago I lived in a garden apartment (halfway below street grade) with lots of recessed windows that required a dozen tension rods.