Don’t get me wrong. I like bunnies. I think they’re adorable. Chipmunks, sure. I like Alvin. We even have a cute name for groundhogs in our house…”wigglebutts” because of how their bodies scurry in one direction but their butts seem to move independently.
That being said, when I went outside the other day to pick some mint for dinner, and I saw what these furry little lovemuffins had done to our broccoli and cauliflower plants. Let’s just say…
Organic gardeners make this amazing rabbit repellent using a combination of mint, garlic, and eggs. It’s natural and safe to use on vegetables even up to the day you harvest your bounty.
I also thought what a great idea, instead of using harsh chemicals to save my food, how about using food to save my food. Makes sense, doesn’t it. The garlic and mint act as a taste deterrent, and the animal proteins are repellent to herbivores like rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels.
Anti-bunny Vegetable Spray
1 cup of chopped fresh mint leaves
1 head of garlic
6 eggs in a blender
Put into a blender. Spray affected plants until leaves are dripping.
This is post part of the Healthy Child Blog Carnival – an effort by Healthy Child Healthy World to help inspire a movement to protect children from harmful chemicals.
Here are a few other carnival posts that you might enjoy reading:
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- Shoes Off at the Door Please
- Sunshine and Bugs: A Natural Defense
- Greener and Safer Backyards
- Green Thursdays: A Green Yard
- Our Grass is Greener
- Healthy Green Pest Control and Lawn Care Methods
- Organic Lawn Care
- The Evolution of a Lawn
- Moments, or How to Relax and Let the Kids Have (non-toxic) Fun
- Clean Food and Dirty Kids
- Splendor in the Non-Toxic Grass
- Fleeing the Flea