After posting the blog about my recent “attack of the killer rabbits” on my fruit trees, someone mentioned a product available at Walmart that would keep the rabbits away. So I did some online checking and found that Canadian Tire had PlantsKydd, an organic product in a spray bottle.
I’m crossing my fingers that this product will keep the rabbits away for the rest of the spring. I can then fence in my precious trees to protect them for years to come without the added expense of a purchased product.
The reviews were 90% “fantastic” and 10% “disappointed”. There was also a couple of comments about the messiness of the sprays and the caution to wear some old clothes. Apparently the pig blood ingredient is a tad smelly and stains clothes. I didn’t find any problems with the spray going where I didn’t want it.
My trees are now a lovely shade of brown-red. I will check them tomorrow to see if there are any fresh chew marks on the trees. If so, I can return the product. I will continue to check the trees over the next couple of weeks and then when the warm weather arrives I will create little “tree pens” with some chicken wire. This will serve as double duty—the rabbits and I can fill the area with mulch and the fence will keep the chickens out (yippee).
During my spraying outing I checked all of my yard. My goodness those rabbits have been busy. I saw some new buds on some bushes, those that hadn’t been nibbled to the ground. Lots of work to do out there but it never seems like work during the winter season—just itching to get my hands dirty again.
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)