Protect Your Backyard Vegetables From Birds With This Hack
We use a simple system of bird netting that includes a $3 hack from the hardware store
Bird netting: anyone who’s used it can attest to what a tangled mess it can become in the garden. In the Sunset Test Garden, we use a simple system of bird netting that includes a $3 hack from the hardware store that makes all the difference in keeping the netting neat and tidy.
Why bother with this stuff at all? This time of year, migrant birds are returning for the winter and if you don’t do something to protect tender crops, you may find leaves covered with bite marks and new shoots eaten to the ground.