baby rabbit update
The baby rabbits ate the tops off my kale, so I planted my leftover kale seedlings in between the munched plants and then put hoops and row cover over the patch.
Bunnies also ate most of my pea plants - I'm not so sad as this crops was not doing well and I wasn't expecting much in the way of a pea harvest. I planted cucumbers on one pea trellis already and will plant beans soon on the others.
The baby bunnies like my peas, kale, parsley, dill, violets, and other weeds. They're not touching my basil, cucumbers, arugula, thyme, sage, or oregano.
I have lots of dill that self-seeded this year. The bunnies were eating this gradually. This evening, I moved it all to one location and covered the patch with hoops and row cover.
I'm glad to note that the bunnies are not finding a way into my cold frame (yet?) this year.
Baby bunnies are a recent addition to my suburban yard - they've been here only the last 2 or 3 years. I'm thinking it may be time to adjust my fence to keep them out of the vegetable garden as I love to see them everywhere else in the yard. Only the tiny babies get in to the garden. They squeeze through 1.75 inch fence spacing! For only about one month in the spring they come and go through it and nibble as they please. Soon they will be too big. Skippy chases them away when I spot them and ask him to go out.