...well, let me tell you... I am -was- rapidly losing the warm and fuzzy feeling for the "Baby Fweddy-Fwed" (someone named him
). I was seeing remnants of beet seedlings which I sowed along and among the Onions
(if you remember from my Spiral Garden thread) and then started to see rows of decapitated bean seedlings with no true leaves. This bunny is selective.
Well the beans were gamely trying to grow new true leaves from just above the seed leaves when "someone" went around and chomped them off below the seedleaves.
But because I had been sowing the beans as they pre-germinated, over several days, there were new seedlings coming up.... But then more decapitations
...but then, today, I was going around one more time as the sun was lowering, and something started rustling in the Garlic Chives
which is next to the arch trellis where the runner beans had been meant to grow. WhenI leaned closer, Baby Fweddy-Fwed fwed -- I mean fled the scene.
. He ran to the stinging nettle patch, then decided that wasn't enough and dashed right out through what I call the "knee fence" which has openings that are small enough to keep out mature bunnies but not little ones like this.
When I told him to stay hidden and safe from the cats, he kind of revealed that he was indeed the culprit that decapitated the row of tiger beans in the Spiral Garden by running right past them along the Spiral Path
...and dove into the clump of Monarda
takeaway planting garlic or onions, or strong smelling herbs, to keep out rabbits is not going to work.
...but oh he was sooo cute!
-- I decided to soak and pre-germinate another batch of beans to sow
I also decided instead of replacing the beets or sowing carrots, I'm going to plant hot peppers in the space that opens up as the Egyptian onions are harvested. BFF needs to learn to eat his clover and dandelion.