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Image JPEG image Rose leaves
Rose leaves, especially from shrub roses are enjoyed by rabbits. It always worth offering prunings to rabbits. Rose leaves can be useful in late autumn when other plants are scarce.
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Image JPEG image Perennial kale (Taunton Deane)
Perennial kale is my favourite plant to grow for rabbits. A few leaves can be picked at a time, so there is a constant supply of palatable food. The plant is easy to grow and propagate, prolific, disease and pest resistant as well as providing fresh leaves in the winter. Rabbits love it. There are several varieties. Taunton Deane is illustrated. This variety can grow up to two metres tall and last for several years. The plant that is illustrated is a from a cutting that was taken a few months earlier.
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Image Dill
Dill (Anethum graveolens) or dill weed is a herb that is easy to grow.
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Image Lemon Balm
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is an easy-to-grow herb that self-seeds. It is easy to pick for rabbits.
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Image JPEG image Pea plants
Any pea plants that are grown in the vegetable garden can be fed to rabbits. They really enjoy eating them even if the plants are old and starting to dry out. The plants can be used for rabbit food after the pea crop is over.
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Image ECMAScript program Greengage and other plum trees
Leaves from greengage (and plum or damson) trees can be picked for rabbits. The fruits are not suitable as rabbit food although wild rabbits that live in orchards or gardens with fruit tree seem to come to no harm from eating the fruits. The stones contain a compound that breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested but it is unlikely that a rabbit would eat any stones, let alone enough to poison it.
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Image JPEG image Artichokes
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) is an easy plant to grow. It is a tall plant with tubers are really enjoyed by rabbits. The leaves can be eaten too. Jerusalem artichokes do well in any soil even and can be planted in odd corners of the garden where other plants fail to thrive. Once some tubers are planted, a permanent bed can be created by leaving some tubers in the soil each year. Artichoke tubers are harvested once the plants start to die back in October/November, but they can be also be left in the soil until required.
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Image JPEG image Florence Fennel
Florence fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) has swollen, bulb-like stem base that is used as a vegetable. The stems are thick, and it has an abundance of feathery leaves that are often discarded by gardeners and cooks. These aniseed flavoured leaves are enjoyed by rabbits. Florence fennel is easy to grow although it prefers full sun and a well-drained, rich soil.
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Image JPEG image Mint
There are many cultivated forms of mint (Mentha sp) as well as natural species and their hybrids. Nearly all of them are scented when crushed. The image shown is apple mint. Rabbits will eat any variety. Mint is an easy plant to grow for rabbits although it can spread like a weed.
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Image JPEG image Sweetcorn
Sweetcorn (maize) is grown in the vegetable garden for the corn cobs. Rabbits love all parts of the plant including the cobs. The lower leaves can be picked for rabbit food as the plant is growing and the whole plant can be given to them after the crop has been harvested.
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