Using bird netting over a garden to protect the seeds
It may seem like an easy job to just throw down some seeds, sprinkle on a little dirt and water and then wait for a few weeks to see the tiny little seedlings sprout up and begin to grow.
But, it is hard to determine what kind of thing might get into things. There are all kinds of critters, from ants, squirrels, grackles, robins, pigeons and other things that may want to assault a back yard garden.
The one thing I tried without any real success was placing a bird netting over the garden for growing some jalapeno seeds. This only managed to succeed in getting an innocent lizard caught up in it and dying. I had to remove the lizard, took up the netting and tried placing it on the blackberries only to discover it would not work so I removed it out of frustration and managed only to pull off some green berries. I decided to try my best to wad the netting up and put it away in a bag for some other project, perhaps to catch a rat. Who knows.
If the garden is a success it will depend mainly on my being watchful over it and when the time comes and it's harvest time I will place the net over the tomatoes when they are still green. At least I can save some of those and out of the over 200 blackberries that are currently green I will be lucky if I can beat the birds at them when they are ripe in a month or more from now.
Wish me luck. I have been more successful with bell peppers and tomatoes lately and need to just stay on top of things.
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