I have some strawberry plants, and the birds keep beating me to the
Can someone recommend a kind of netting to use to keep them out? What
size holes? You know what I mean --- the intersteces between the
intersections or whatever. My grandmother used to drape old curtains
over the blueberry bushes, but these are strawberries, and the sun and
rain need to get through.
Thanks for any help!
Netting I use for deer with one inch openings should also keep out
birds, but it is not just draping but keeping off the plants or birds
will just peck around it. So you would have to put together a frame to
keep off the strawberries.
Of course, right after I posted I started googling, and I ended up
ordering some 5/8" net and hoops to hold it over the bed in question
from Gardeners' Supply. They're pricey, but I've always found the
quality very good.
Thanks again, to everyone who replied.
I use galvanised weldmesh. It is a wire mesh in a square pattern welded at
each junction that is much stiffer than chicken or bird wire so it can stand
on its own without a frame. I use a 12mm (1/2 in) mesh. It keeps out birds
quite well, horses not so much.
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