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Growing lettuce; do I need bunny protection?

Posted by nyc_sod z7 Marietta (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 23, 09 at 14:13

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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RE: Growing lettuce; do I need bunny protection?

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.


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RE: Growing lettuce; do I need bunny protection?

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.


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RE: Growing lettuce; do I need bunny protection?

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.


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RE: Growing lettuce; do I need bunny protection?

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

Dan


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