Those cute, cotton-tailed little brush-dwellers have taken a liking to my lettuce bed.
This means war.
Just a few weeks ago, lettuce, spinach, arugula, kale, and mesclun greens were thriving, not a care in the world:
Now, only sad little stumps remain:
What’s an urban gardener with a McGregorian dilemma to do?
1. Hair technique – last weekend I cut my husband’s hair and sprinkled it around – and in – the garden beds. Some folks say the scent of human hair deters rabbits and other pests. I’m not so sure it’s working, though.
2. Cayenne pepper – the method of sprinkling cayenne pepper also has quite a following. I’ll try this next.
3. Mesh fencing – last resort, but I think we’ll have to resort to this. I found some handy tips on vegetablegardener.com.
What do YOU think? Any tips or techniques for preventing rabbit damage?