gardening interests: Composting, Container Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Medicinal Herbs, Organic Gardening, Ornamental Gardening, Square-Foot Gardening, Vegetables

Member Since: 06/16/2014

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Re: QUESTION: Help! Birds are eating my tomatoes

When I lived in Korea, the farmers found that the magpies loved fruit, so each fruit season there was a mad flurry of fruit wrapping to prevent damage. They used newspapers and wrapped the apple/pears that the birds were targeting.
I guess the paper got wet but it seemed to stay on enough to protect the crop. It would avoid condensation and rotting that plastic might encourage. I always thought I would try this if I ever had any birds in the garden. As it turns out only the strawberries seem to be victims of bird attack so I'm not wrapping individual strawberries! I'll eventually make a mesh structure.