I’m going to try and begin a new series here at repurposeful, but I need your help. I’m calling it “You asked for it” and I’m going to post ideas for repurposing based on your requests. Want to know about a green alternative to something store bought? Want to know what to do with a stack of cardboard boxes/wine bottles/empty honey bear containers? Then send a note and let me know!
For this week’s You asked for it, one reader wanted to know some natural remedies (that also involve repurposing) for keeping rabbits out of the garden.
Natural rabbit repellants
Plants. A number of plants have been reported to keep rabbits away, including foxglove, monkshood, lavender, marigolds and catnip. Plant these in abundance around the perimeter of your garden, or within in, and rabbits will back off.
Hair of the dog….er, human. Just like deer, rabbits are wild animals and are frightened by human scent. Sprinkle hair around the edge of your garden or planter.
Kitty litter, well used. If you can get past the “ew” factor, urine-soaked kitty litter also has a way of keeping the rabbits at bay. Last time I checked, cat urine wasn’t my favorite smell either. Sprinkly the litter around the edge of your garden to create a barrier.
Photo by peterastn.