Experts and BHG readers answer.
How do I safely stop rabbits in my vegetable garden?
I just started a vegetable garden, and built a fence around it. But I need to know how to control rabbits and other critters from eating my vegetables. I want to share my garden with my son's 10-year-old twin boys. They are very exited about growing a garden.
Hi, Congrats on the new garden! I think they are a wonderful way to introduce young children into the world of gardening and to teach them where their food comes from. Now, as far as rabbits go, they are pretty hard to get rid of--we are always struggling with them in the BHG Test Garden. The only surefire way to keep them out of your veggies is by surrounding the garden with chicken wire about 18 inches tall and buried in the ground by about 6 inches. If you already have a fence, perhaps you could attach the chicken wire to it with staples.