Q: I have rabbits in my lawn and garden, what type of damage can they do?
A: Cottontail rabbits can cause heavy damage to flower and vegetable gardens in the spring and summer. They will devour a wide range of flowers and vegetable crops, and will easily prune an entire row of peas, beans, carrots, and beets. A few crops, such as corn, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, squash, and tomatoes are seldom attacked by rabbits.
Note: Information attained from RCE fact sheet FS396, Rabbits in the Vegetable Garden, Butler and Ghidiu.