Dragons Milk, homemade rabbit repellent

So this year I have been plagued by a problem I did not have last year, rabbits, huge rabbits.  That eat pepper and tomato plants, I didn’t believe it at first but after they ate half my crop of pepper (hot) plants completely off and were working on my tomatoes.  I had not had this problem previously so it took my by surprise.  After some quick looking online I surmised that rabbits don’t like garlic, hot pepper (go figure) and rotten egg.  Well I don’t like rotten egg either so I whipped up a potent mixture of the other two and let it stew.

I put 5 whole heads of garlic chopped finely in a quart jar with 3 tablespoons of cayenne and a bottle of tabasco.  I then filled the rest of the jar with water, covered and let it sit out and stew at room temperature for two days.  Then I uncapped it and it smelled like garlic and hot pepper, it almost smelled good enough to try it.

I then diluted it 1/4 cup of the mix to a quart of water, strained it and put it the spray bottle and applied it liberally to my remaining peppers and tomatoes.  So far it seems to be working, my sprayer is a little clogged but next time I will use a coffee filter or something else to get the chunks out when loading up the spray bottle.

Until I get somewhere where rabbits can be shot at will or trapped and released into the yards of unsuspecting victims, I will have to stick to the dragons milk until the rabbits change their taste.

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