Saturday, July 11, 2015

Bunny Trouble

 Early this morning, my sister reported viewing a rabbit slip under or though the fence into my kitchen garden. Then she said she saw it leave the back of the garden and go into our west facing flowerbed. I didn't think too much about it, until I entered the garden tonight to do my daily watering. Then I noticed the rabbit didn't just use my garden as a shortcut, but stopped to have a bite. The cauliflower plants took it the worst. I had managed to follow the on-line suggestions and clipped the leaves over one of my cauliflower heads to help it stay white. It was doing the trick and it was truly time to harvest that head this weekend. But Mr. Rabbit cut off half of the leaves on that plant and took quite a few bites out of the cauliflower head too. Luckily he left the other two heads alone but it is still frustrating. I think this Winter I am going to have to come up with some better, lower fencing options for the perimeter of the kitchen garden.

1 comment:

Daphne Gould said...

Pesky critters. I've been lucky not to have any rabbits come into our garden. I see them all over the neighborhood but not here. Thank goodness.