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Protect Strawberries from the Birds

By threegardeners
April 2, 2012

Plant strawberries in hanging baskets to keep the birds from eating the berries before you can. Hang the baskets all over your yard for snacking. I had a row of strawberries and didn't get a single berry before the birds, dug 'em up and put them in hanging baskets and haven't lost a berry yet.

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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Apr 1, 2012 6:20 PM CST
How long have you been doing this? I bet our birds would figure it out sooner or later. I had some in a container on the back patio a couple years ago, and I think I got to taste one or two.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Apr 1, 2012 6:53 PM CST
the flower baskets that are next to my feeder pole.. they sit in there all the time.. wouldn't work with these birds
Name: Rebecca Gardner
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rebeccag
Apr 1, 2012 9:00 PM CST
I grow strawberries in hanging baskets because they are just beautiful, I had not thought of birds but I have never had the birds eat the berries. I did somehow get some slugs in one, but the birds leave them alone. They are just beautiful cascading over the sides of the baskets with berries and blooms.
Name: Renée
Northern KY
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KyWoods
Apr 2, 2012 5:16 PM CST
I bought some strawberry plants today to test this here in the middle of the woods. The flowers on these are a beautiful deep pink color, so I couldn't resist!
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Apr 2, 2012 7:47 PM CST
Great idea!
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Jun 1, 2013 7:30 AM CST
What about boots? Rolling on the floor laughing Smiling
They need protecting from them as well!
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jun 1, 2013 4:38 PM CST
I agree

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