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Bunnies and tomato plants

 
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I have a boom year of wild bunnies going on. Will they eat unprotected tomato plants if there are a lot of other things to eat?
 
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I often raise a large crop of wild bunnies at my place.  They seem to like the ecosystem.  I also plant tomatoes where free range bunnies can get at them.  I can't recall them ever eating the tomato plants.  Sometimes immediately after I plant something it gets dug up and tossed aside, usually as a broken wilted sad mess of plant, while whatever it is digs around a bit looking for something special.  It might be bunnies doing this.  It could also be squirrels.  I think I've lost some tomatoes due to this activity from time to time.  This year it seems to be the chili peppers the diggers like to tear apart and toss aside.  

I don't think you will need to worry about bunnies eating your tomatoes.
 
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I’ve noticed wild bunnies and lots of other critters leave nightshades alone.
Nothing ever touches my Goji leaves or fruit. Even the birds don’t mess with them.
 
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Thank you both! I was hoping they wouldn't be interested. A large percentage of my tomatoes are behind fencing, but I had a lot of starts make it, and ran out of room.
 
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Having said that, Marshall will get after a tomato plant if we don’t watch him.
 
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Ive lost two tomato plants to what I assume are bunnies so far this year. They were simply topped at between 4 and 6 inches.

But they only got one from each area so perhaps they tasted and didnt like.
 
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The bunnies that are here are biting the stems and killing the plants ; (

- Or maybe they are the ground squirrels that are hiding from the hawks ; (

I think that they are eating my cherry tomato plants to get moisture from them ; (

Only lost two plants so far - but they ate the stem close to the ground and killed the plant dead.

Hoping that you can keep the critters away from your plants.
 
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bunnies didn't eat my tomatoes but ground squirrels sure did. Bunnies were more into my trees and bushes.
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