Growing lettuce; do I need bunny protection?

nyc_sod(z7 Marietta)April 23, 2009

My beds are a foot off the ground and will be growing Romaine. Do I need to protect the heads from the bunnies or is it high enough?

Thanks,

T

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homertherat

I would protect them just in case. If they really want it, they'll be able to jump over it. Build a cage out of chicken wire to cover the lettuce and you'll be fine.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 4:53PM
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tishtoshnm Zone 6/NM

I suppose that it depends on the bunnies in your area but the ones here can definitely reach. The real question would be how devastated would you be if they ate your lettuce.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 8:50PM
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greenbean08_gw(PNW)

My beds are about 15" but because of the slight slope, one side may be more like 12". Last year they didn't seem to bother anything. I'm not convinced they won't, they just haven't. I meant to put up fencing last year, but didn't get to it. Once the plants were past seedling stage, I wasn't so worried that they'd wipe out the garden.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 1:50AM
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Dan Staley

They'll be up on that. Bunny fence is needed.

Dan

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 10:16PM
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