Blueberry bushes - Knowledgebase Question

Quincy, Ma
Question by Greenfieldfa
June 29, 2007
Hi, I have two blueberry bushes with blueberries. My neighbor has several bird feeders. What should I do to prevent the birds from eating the blueberries? Thank you

Judi Greenfield

Answer from NGA
June 29, 2007


Most gardeners find that netting the bushes is the most effective protection against birds. In my experience, you would need to protect them even if your neighbor did not have feeders out -- ripening blueberries are bird magnets. Enjoy your blueberries!

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