About Gardening: That Wascally Wabbit

by Mira Dessy

editor's note: Title to be spoken with Elmer Fudd accent. Thank you for your assistance.

Dear Mira,
Can you tell me a way other than a fence to get rid of a rabbit in my garden that is eating my plants that is inexpensive and won't hurt the soil? Thanks for any help.

Dear Betty,
I'm really sorry to tell you this, but other than a fence there is indeed no way that I am aware of to keep rabbits out of your garden. Basically you need to make the fence at least 24" high and to peel back at least 12" of soil to lay the fence material under it since rabbit can burrow.

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