In less than a week, our little urban garden has lost two pepper, two eggplant, and two basil sproutlings. We woke up one morning and our baby plants looked like this:
(Sorry for the blurry image). Some of them had been eaten down to the root! We didn’t have this problem last year – the only plant-eating offenders were squash borers.
After some research on the interwebs, we discovered the culprit – wabbits! Very cute, and very sneaky little buggers. So this weekend, we spent an afternoon rabbit-proofing some of our raised beds. The little guys apparently are not huge fans of our tomato plants, so we focused on the lettuce and the eggplant/pepper/cucumber beds.
Hopefully, this small addition will keep our furry friends away from our plant-babies until they’re big enough survive losing a leaf or two.