So obviously, baby bunnies are adorable.
But I have been receiving some questions from curious friends like, “Aren’t baby buns bad for vegetables?”
Yes, baby buns nibble the vegetation and most gardeners are vehemently against having them around. I found all sorts of solutions on the interwebs explaining how to keep rabbits out of your garden. There are chemical solutions, natural solutions, fences, and traps. Apparently bunnies don’t like chili powder, cayenne pepper or anything spicy. If you powder/spray your vegetables with them, the bunnies will leave them alone and your vegetables will not be affected.
But luckily Lindsey and I haven’t had to think up ways to get rid of the bunnies yet.
1) They haven’t really touched our veggies. Except for the carrot tops… but who needs carrot tops anyway?
Why haven’t the buns touched the veggies, you ask?
We think the bunnies are contented by the vegetation in the back of the garden. Right now, the back quarter of the garden is still pretty weedy/overgrown. Their nest is somewhere hidden back there. There are plenty of greens for the bunnies to eat right now without having to come into the vegetable part of the garden. I don’t know what will happen when we weed the back of the garden to get to the apple trees, but we will get to that when the time comes.
2) This one is a stretch but maybe it can be our excuse to keep the buns once we weed the back half of the garden. According to multiple websites, rabbit manure makes the best compost.
With such a beautiful compost set-up already, do we really want to collect and compost baby bun droppings?
3) The last reason to not rid the garden of the baby bunnies:
Lindsey and I like hanging out with them because BABY BUNNIES ARE ADORABLE.
So, the veggies can live in peaceful coexistence with the baby buns. However, there is another point to this post; Palatable veggies can’t grow without the help of some humans. And you–as a human with the power to give life to veggies–can YOU survive without coming to the garden to see these baby buns?
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All of the baby bun love,