September 20, 2004

Haasenpfeffer Watch Update

I meant to mention over the weekend that I had a go at trying this anti-rabbit suggestion. Perhaps I used too heavy a concentration of the stuff because I wound up burning most of the leaves I put it on.


I am starting to get itchy fingers for transplanting things - perhaps as the result of the gloriously cool weather that rolled into Dee Cee over the weekend once the remnants of Ivan blew out. One of the things I plan to do is move the oregano and parsley I have in pots on the porch out into the garden. I've already got a very large clump of thyme - the sole survivor of my first year's planting - and I figured I would put the other herbs in along side.

Needless to say, I'm really going to have to crack down on securing the fence once and for all. The furry little bastards nibble at the black eye susans and purple magnus. But I think they would absolutely devastate the parsley.

Posted by Robert at September 20, 2004 09:08 AM | TrackBack

Still haven't taken a midnight trip to the garden, eh?

Posted by: Kathy at September 20, 2004 09:56 AM

Tried it once a few weeks ago. Just haven't had enough steak dinners recently! And once the herbs are in, all bets are off.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at September 20, 2004 11:09 AM

So sorry! I would surmise that the hot pepper is the ingredient with the repellent effect, but the vinegar substrate may not be too plant friendly. I haven't tried it myself...I'm thinking it might be better just to invest in a higher-caliber pellet gun for our resident sharpshooter.

Posted by: Chan S. at September 20, 2004 01:01 PM
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