HERB PLANTS MIXED AMONGST THE VEGETABLE GARDEN THIS YEAR TO KEEP OUT THE RABBITS AND DEER!
I’ve done a lot of research this year on how to keep the deer and rabbits out of my garden. I’ve used several methods over the years like this one; some work pretty well but nothing I’ve found so far keeps them out completely. I think the only way is to build a high fence around the garden and that’s not something I want to tackle so I’m trying some easier solutions that don’t cost much first. Right now all the plants are hanging out on my porch waiting for the weather to get nicer before I plant them in the garden.
I’m going to plant herbs that rabbits and deer don’t like the strong smell of amongst my vegetable plants. You can see a list of the herbs I’m using below. I use herbs in my cooking and smoothies anyway so if I’m going to the expense I like the idea of it being something we’ll eat.
The bunnies like to use the space between the raised garden beds as a racetrack, chasing each other. Hubby and I get a kick out of watching them. They sure are cute to watch but they’re also very destructive and like to get their fair share of my garden. I wouldn’t mind if they had a little but in one evening the deer and rabbits can eat everything right down to the round.
I have a few other tricks up my sleeve and I’ll be back to share them with you later. Everything I’m doing is inexpensive or free to me. I’m lucky I have a hubby that saves everything; I totally cringe when I say this. I’m not one to like extra stuff hanging around but in this case it was a good thing (I’ll be sharing that soon).
- MINT (plant in a pot very invasive)