There is an ongoing battle happening in my garden - it's "me vs. the neighbourhood rabbits". I wrote a blog post about it last year (click here to read it) and I am going to tell the same story again this year. Everything seemed to be growing well (except the beets - not a single one sprouted?!) and I was feeling pretty confident...good balance of rain, and warm sunny weather. I built a somewhat pathetic fence around the larger garden this year to try to keep the rabbits out, but to no avail!
They found a way around it and have once again eaten most of the leaves of the peas,onions, and beans.
And today I even caught one of the cheeky rabbits coming for a mid-day snack while I was weeding!
I was thinking about re-planting the bean rows with something they don't like, but what veggies don't rabbits like to eat?!?!
Then I found these little garden cloches at Lee Valley. They are called "Hot Hats" and are made from recycled plastic bottles. I am hoping that the rabbits aren't smart enough to figure out how to move them and eat the surviving leaves.
I'll let you know how it goes.