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do rabbits eat peas?

Posted by mwoods (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 11, 08 at 10:36

Every year bar none there is always a surprise somewhere in the garden and I'm sure all of you with gardens know exactly what i'm talking about. I just dug up my pea patch, poked in the brush and planted the peas. This is a large rectangular area and I always leave the middle area alone and mulched with the leaves that are already there. when I finished planting, I noticed the leaves moving around so knew something was under there. Sure enough,it was a rabbit nest with babies sqealing for their milk. I covered them back up and they quieted down waiting for mama to stop her foraging and come and feed them. This usually happens somewhere or other in the gardens and but never in the vegetable garden. When they are finally hippy hopping around,do you think they'll eat my peas?

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RE: do rabbits eat peas?

Probably not without a good cream sauce. Steve in Baltimore County.

RE: do rabbits eat peas?

Let's just say that Mama wabbit knew what she was doing when she had her babies there.

RE: do rabbits eat peas?

Yes, rabbits eat peas...but i've had rabbits breeding in the garden that didn't bother them...instead, the slugs ate 'em. I know because I was out there with a flashlight and a bottle of ammonia water curdling the little slimeballs. The little fuzzbunnies were such good hiders, i'd be picking beans or weeding and almost touch one before i saw those big brown eyes.

Where I live now, they've eaten pea sprouts (and green bean sprouts) at times, sometimes they left them for the deer. This year, I have three dogs, which should put a stop to resident rabbits and derelict i suppose the slugs are queing up already, just waiting for sprouts...sigh.

RE: do rabbits eat peas?

Marda, I'm trying to find something that rabbits won't eat.

RE: do rabbits eat peas?

  • Posted by lindac Iowa Z 5/4 (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 11, 08 at 21:38

I once fenced a nest of bunnies into the garden with my broccoli and lettuce. Couldn't figure out why they kept being eaten when I had fenced them in. Not sure how Momma bun bun got in to feed them, but either my fence wasn't as secure as I had hoped or the bunnies were subsisting on broccoli and Romaine.
To answer your bet your bippy they eat peas!
Linda C

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