It is currently Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:31 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 5:15 pm
Posts: 51
Location: Hewitt,TEXAS
I want to plant onions in my back yard; but have some rabbits and squirrels to contend with.

Do rabbits and/or squirrels eat onions?

Mary Lou


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:06 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator

Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2003 1:52 pm
Posts: 2017
Location: Dallas,TEXAS
I can't speak for rabbits but only have had squirrels dig in the garden but not eat anything.

_________________
Sandi
Texas Certified Nursery Professional
Texas Master Naturalist
Organic gardener
Tree-Hugger
Native Texan


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:10 am
Posts: 1
Rabbits don't generally eat onions - the sulferous smell deters them. In fact, vets recommend against feeding pet rabbits onions, which can sicken them. Some garden forums suggest planting onions to deter rabbits. Several university extensions also suggest that rabbits do avoid onions.

For a good list of plants rabbits like (and dislike) you can visit http://www.rabbitscram.com/Plants%20Dam ... abbits.pdf
Their list was complied form Ohio State.

Squirrels also generally dislike any alliums - onions or garlic. But suirrels may dig in loose earth and seem to be disturbing the bulbs.

Both creatures MAY nibble the above ground greenery, but it appears they usually don't like onions at all.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by eWeblife