Rabbits have been eating everything they can find at the 40 acre woods. Greens, peppers, carrots, landscape plants and even the roses have been eaten by these pest. Their late night attacks seem to have escaped our sleeping watchdog June.
We are fighting back with raised garden beds. Using some 8′ landscape timbers and long nails we have been able to construct a great bed that is attractive and off the ground. I only needed to cut some of the timbers in half to make a strong 4′ x 8′ bed.
I filled the bed with some large logs cut into sections. These large logs will absorb water and keep my plants watered during dry periods and they will improve the soil as they rot over the years.
I filled the bed with the sandy soil available and topped it off with a layer of compost. After watering it in good, we planted some cabbage and broccoli. I will be adding more vegetables over the next few months for a spring crop.
This bed will feed and water itself for many years to come. I can add additional landscape timbers if a rabbit learns to jump up on the bed at this height.
I will have some rabbit to serve with a side of fresh greens.
Building a sustainable future at the 40 acre woods.