invasive rabbits

Asked July 30, 2018, 1:54 PM EDT

I have a large pumpkin plant growing in my yard. Recently something (I believe it is a rabbit) has started biting off large leaves from the pumpkin plant. Is there something I can do to stop the rabbit(s) from eating my pumpkin plant leaves? Thank you

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1 Response

You may be dealing with several critters such as deer and/or rabbits.
Rabbits - A simple 2 foot chicken wire fence will work. However, the bottom of the fence must be secured to the ground or buried a few inches in the ground. See our website http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/rabbits

Deer - You should protect your plants with deer netting, fencing, or floating row cover to prevent damage. See the attached link for ideas and videos http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/deer

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