Posted: 10/02/2017 at 21:23
I have chain link and chicken wire surrounding my plot!
Last summer when everything we germinating as they came though the soil they were eaten off,peas, beans,cabbage, kohl rabi,carrots, parsnips even gladioli stems as they emerged and they dug out the seed potato tubers!
I could not understand how they were getting in as there was chicken wire at ground level, the chain link upper most as the very small rabbits can squeeze though it, I have seen them do it!
A new plot holder had moved into the next plot,he was there one evening and said quite casually, my dogs were going berserk and I saw a rabbit on your plot, next thing it jumped the fence right into the jaws of my dog, end of rabbit.
I had not told him that I was having trouble with a rabbit, so he was not making it up!
I found it hard to believe as the wire is 4 feet high, but after that I did not loose any more seedling or plants.
Also, I never have seen any evidence of rabbits trying to burrow under the wire, only out on the paths between plots!