As spring approaches, it is about time to start planning your rabbit garden! Check out these easy to grow plants and rabbit garden kits to grow snacks both you and your bunny can enjoy.
Vegetables to Grow:
- Romaine Lettuce: One of the easiest plants grow, Romaine Lettuce grows quickly and is ready roughly 15 days after sowing! They do well in most climates, but the ideal temperature is from 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit. They do extremely well indoors and will regrow their leaves if it is a leaf lettuce variety.
- Carrots: Carrots come in a variety of colors and types and are great treats in moderation for your bunny. They require slightly deeper containers than lettuce, but other than simple thinning out, they are easy to maintain! For smaller gardens, you may want to consider planting smaller varieties. **Only feed in small amounts to rabbits**
- Kale: A yummy vegetable to add to smoothies and salads, kale is not only one of my favorite greens, but also one of my rabbits’ favorite as well! Kale takes about two months after sowing to harvest.
Herbs to Grow:
- Mint: One of my personal favorites, mint is extremely easy to grow. Not only does it smell amazing, and taste even better, mint has medicinal properties for rabbits as well. It is can be used to stop indigestion as well as gas and colic. *Do NOT feed to nursing does or young kits*
- Cilantro: A beautiful plant, cilantro is a fabulous way to boost flavor in almost any meal. Depending on the variety, cilantro takes about 3-4 weeks to fully grow.
- Chamomile: One of the most versatile and wonderfully medicinal herbs for both rabbits and people, chamomile takes slightly longer to bloom then other herbs, but is great for soothing a nervous bunny (or human!)
Where to Buy Your Rabbit Garden Supplies:
- All Things Bunny has a great selection of herbs and vegetables along with detailed growing information. Check out their online store at: https://www.allthingsbunnies.com/bunny-garden-s/1950.htm
- SeedsNow offers a bunny garden kit that includes a mixture of plants to grow inside or out. Browse their selection at: https://www.seedsnow.com/products/all-in-one-bunny-garden-variety-pack
- Local gardening shop is the best option of all! This is a great way to support local businesses and get help from experienced gardeners who know the area, climate, and soil and can give you step-by-step instruction and support!
- Rise and Shine Rabbitry has a very detailed medicinal plant list out there. A great resource for planning your next garden as well holistic healing. https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/06/09/medicinal-herbs-for-rabbits/
- Edelweiss Rabbitry is another great resource for finding medicinal herbs. http://www.edelweissranch.com/natural-rabbit-remedies.html