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How do you keep birds from eating the strawberries in a strawberry patch?

Question by Sweetie Pie: How do you keep birds from eating the strawberries in a strawberry patch?
I just planted a strawberry patch. I had a strawberry patch about 6 years ago and the birds ate the strawberries before I could pick them. I am trying this again. How do I keep birds away?

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Answer by Billy
Threaten to take away their birdseed and ground them.

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9 Responses to “How do you keep birds from eating the strawberries in a strawberry patch?”

  1. back catalogue on October 19th, 2010 1:05 am

    netting hun

  2. ocularnervosa on October 19th, 2010 2:04 am

    Get a net and stretch over them. The birds won’t be able to get to them.

  3. idac123 on October 19th, 2010 2:55 am

    use a small mesh net supported by canes and cover the patch

  4. MsSailorMouth on October 19th, 2010 3:23 am

    Netting, a box, or put a birdseed feeder right by it.

  5. Freedom on October 19th, 2010 3:46 am

    Netting or string aluminum pie plates. The shiny plates scare them away.

  6. Scott on October 19th, 2010 4:24 am

    I had the best luck with an inflatable snake and the bird-scare tape (silver on one side and red on the other, mylar)

    My bed is a little large for netting, but that would work great for smaller plots.

    The snake worked great on my wife, too.

  7. on October 19th, 2010 5:15 am

    put an owl decoy in the patch. birds want lunch not to be lunch

  8. Bingalee on October 19th, 2010 5:54 am

    My daughter just bought a gadget for her garden for such a purpose.It is a large lifelike owl which her husband fixed to the post & it keeps the birds away from the vegetable garden.She got it at the local garden/hardware store.(Bunnings for Aussies) Others have cutouts of cats painted to look real & stuck on a stick & pushed into the ground.

  9. growingstrawberries on October 19th, 2010 6:02 am

    You should make a small wooden structure and hang a netting over your strawberry plants. Make sure there is no gap between the netting and the floor. Check out growing strawberries guide!

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