The Q&A Archives: hanging baskets

Question: How do you keep birds from nesting in hanging baskets? (wandering jew)

Answer: This can be a problem especially in spring when they are looking for nesting sites. You might be able to deter them by stringing a few strands of fishing line through the tops of the plants and across the supports for the basket in a sort of spider web style. This serves to confuse their depth perception. Otherwise, you may need to try to cage the plant temporariy in wire mesh.

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