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May 26, 2009 02:34 PM

Liquid Fence Really Works

So, the bunnies ate my chile plants. All the leaves and some of the stems down to nubs.

Replanted and sprayed with Liquid Fence. Man, that stuff smells like an 80 year old goat ate 50 pounds of garlic and peed all over my garden. But it keeps the long eared rats away.

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  1. They ate chili plants?! Yikes. Dem some tough bunnies.

    At the risk of jinxing myself I will second the recommendation of Liquid Fence. Apply early and often to start.

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    1. re: gourmanda

      They ate the leaves off of the chile plants. I had a dozen green sticks poking out of the ground. Once the plants get established the bunnies leave them alone. Its just a matter of getting a few weeks into the season. They love the baby plant leaves though.

    2. absolutely it works. I've used Hinder in the past with so-so results. About 3 years ago I bought a quart or so of the concentrated Liquid Fence for $35 or so. Expensive stuff. It lasted all season with some left over. (I try to spray every week or two) It smells absolutely horrible, which is why I've tended to not put it on my vegetables. But I guess you did this before the chilis appeared? (My problem is deer and they will eat the plant at any stage of growth).

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      1. re: DGresh

        my problem is rabbits. i sprayed while the chile plants are still small. i've only had to spray once so far, nothing has come close to them since spraying.

      2. I wonder if it can survive lots of rain.

        Made me laugh imagining those bunnies eating the chilis. Years ago I put pepper on some plants to keep the dear off. I walked inside, put the pepper in the kitchen and out of the corner of my vision I saw movement in the yard. Mama and baby deer plowing through my freshly planted snapdragons.

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        1. re: Sal Vanilla

          It seems that if I spray about every two weeks, it works fine, regardless of rain.

        2. I guess I need to try this. I just discovered Bambi and friends ate half my strawberry patch and my Fuji apple tree has receieved some pruning as well.

          1. No deer problems here, just snails everywhere. Darn organic neighbors or cheap neighbors don't bait them and so they will never go away. I use blue pellets by deadline to control them but it is an annual war. No bunnies here also.

            Bunnies at the Arizona place are controlled pretty well by neighborhood coyotes. They come in the neighborhood for an easy meal and cleanup.