Thursday, April 29, 2010

This is the first time I've hated birds

I normally love birds. Even when they're annoying and loud, I don't fault them. That was until I started a garden for the first time. Those little things keep eating my tiny tomato plants and now they've taken my squash and zucchini seedlings too.
I'm totally open to suggestions from you pros out there. Right now I think my best bet is to cover the rows of squash/zucchini with a netting. I also found a great suggestion online about using empty toilet paper rolls around the tomato plants until they get bigger. That will keep those buggers from snapping off the stems at the base.
I'll let you know how it's going but feel free to let me know if you have ideas! It's been a ton of work to get this garden going and I'm too excited about it to lose it to the birds :-)

1 comment:

  1. I use bird block over the entire garden. It's just a large inexpensive piece of netting that keeps 'em out.