Rabbit Snacks in the Garden

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As spring turns into summer, my garden is beginning to yield small crops of rabbit snacks. At least that’s what he likes to think.

The raspberry bush in the front yard is starting to produce it’s first batch of berries. Planting this bush was an experiment and I’m thrilled that it’s actually still alive with the added surprise of yummy treats.

The rabbit was a little impatient for the first berry to ripen.

So close, yet so far!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

Then, I made him wait a little longer . . .

Yes, its as tasty as it looks.
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

The pinto bean bushes had a major growth spurt and are producing a number of pods. Here they are on the vine . . .

A tripod!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

. . . and here’s the first harvest:

Raw beans are toxic, little rabbit!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

Over in the zucchini patch, two were ripe for the picking. More are on the way and I suspect our friends we’ll be getting some free zucchini again this year – providing I can distract the rabbit.

Big zucchini for a small rabbit!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

The plum tree we planted earlier this spring is barely a stick in the ground, but he’s intent on making plums! A baby plum is holding onto to one of the branches:

One little plum holds on for dear life!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

Even the bees are getting a yummy snack. The wildflowers are still blooming like crazy, giving the birds and bees a feast!

Buzz, buzz! The bees are here!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

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c.b.w. 2013

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24 thoughts on “Rabbit Snacks in the Garden

  1. Adorable pics! lol You’re making me jealous of all the lovely treats! I’d love to plant a nice fruit tree or something but our yard is very swampy and the area we live in is very windy, so I worry it wouldn’t survive the season. 😦

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  2. Looking good there. I know what you mean about being impatient. I’ve only just out in raspberry canes this yr and already I can’t wait to see what they’ll produce. Hope you manage to keep those wascally wabbits off your produce 😉

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    • Oh no! I was expecting mine to kick the bucket because who ever heard of raspberries growing in the desert? We put them in a spot that gets plenty of morning sun and shade in the afternoon. Before planting we lined the hole with potting soil, but no fertilizer. After that all it needed was plenty of water.

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    • With our soil still a bit depleted from last year, I’m thrilled to get zucchini of such a nice size. 🙂 And those raspberries are just delicious – more are set to ripen by the end of the week!

      My garden rabbit is the best kind: imaginary. Lol!

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  3. You are such a tease, keeping your poor rabbit waiting with a raspberry on his nose! lol

    I find it amazing that your garden is already producing when most of the gardeners here up north have barely started planting their gardens. We actually had frost in outlying areas last week! Enjoy your long growing period. 🙂

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    • Arizona warms up a lot quicker than the rest of the country, so we have to start early. 🙂 There’s probably another month or so of growth before it simply gets too hot. July and August see temperatures rise to 110F and higher.

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