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Rabbits and Pumpkins

Posted by ljezuit 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 24, 11 at 20:03

This year I staked some space out of my small garden to grow some pumpkins. I only planted two plants and they are currently fenced in as my other gardens are with plastic chicken wire. We have a lot of rabbits and because of this I fence in my in ground beds. My plan was to let the vines grow into the grassy area but that would require removing the fencing.
My question is do rabbits eat either the plants or the actual pumpkins? I would hate to dedicate such a large amount of my garden to pumpkins only to grow a few pumpkins to be eaten by rabbits. On the other hand I think the plants themselves would do better if I let them roam over the borders.

Any advice or shared experiences would be appreciated.

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RE: Rabbits and Pumpkins

I have never had rabbits, or deer for that matter, bother any pumpkins or winter squash. I have suffered a lot of rabbit damage with canteloupes though.

RE: Rabbits and Pumpkins

I currently (and in years past) have a family rabbits living in my garden, yes they eat stuff but all I have seen is a few nibbled off leaves, no damaged fruits from them. They like other things in my garden better.

RE: Rabbits and Pumpkins

Deer ate my winter squash plants right down.

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