I've heard two things and haven't tried either (yet, but soon will).
1. Human hair (like clippings)
Both, placed around the garden like a barrier, are supposed to actually ward off rabbits and all other animals that typically like to nibble. I'll let you know how they work (I have deer chomping on my stuff).
Hello, I work at a rehabilitation center for wildlife and there are a few things we tell people. If you put up a fence around your garden you have to bury it. Rabbits love to dig, so you must bury the fencing at least 12 inches deep and 12 inches out from the garden. You will have to dig almost a "moat" to do this, but then that should keep them out. This also works for groundhogs and other burrowing animals. Not that this pertains to rabbits, but fences should be flexible so that when the animal tries to climb the fence they fall off outside of the garden. You can try something called Liquid Fence. This works wonders for deer too. You can find it at any Lowes or Home Depot. Now, it has egg in it I think, so if you are looking for vegan options that won't be one! But, I have heard it works very well. I am not sure about the above suggestions, I have never heard of the hair one. But, urine might work. I know male human urine scares away coyotes and things like that, so it just might work for rabbits too. Good luck!
Let me know if this works so I can pass the info along to people who call into our wildlife rehab (the hair I mean). It sounds like Willo has had good success. I always love new ideas to help people! Those bunnies are determined! I know that from my own domestics! Dolores, I can't believe they eat your habaneros! That is so crazy!
Well, I haven't tried the hair, but I tried the urine. It seems to be working for the deer. My apple tree leaves are growing back. But, the rabbits don't seem affected by it. They are still in the garden eating my carrots to a nub.
My guess is that a fence will be the solution, or no longer planting carrots.
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