birds eating my tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Duncan, So
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Question by icemagicsc
July 1, 2010
How can I keep the birds from eating my red tomatoes. I have netting around the plants and the birds are still finding ways to get them. I've tried adding a bird bath etc. please help!

Answer from NGA
July 1, 2010
Hungry birds will find food in lots of places, even if there?s nothing around that might especially attract them. They obviously love tomatoes! About the only solution is to erect a teepee out of stakes and drape birdnetting over the stakes to make a barrier between the ripening fruits and the birds. I use 3 stakes, equally spaced around the outside of the plant and then secure the tops of the stakes so it makes a teepee shape. Drape birdnetting over the stakes and secure the opening with clothespins. This gives you easy access to the plants but keeps the birds out. Hope you have a great harvest.

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