A blog following me and my family on our path to a healthier lifestyle
Thursday, June 10, 2010
There are thieves in my garden! Stealing my strawberries.
I know they are delicious, but birdies beaks off! The birds are getting several strawberries, but they 100% stay away from the one planted in the pot on my deck. I think my son and/or dog have scared them away. Plus there are so many in the garden, they don't need to venture close to the house. I have been thinking about getting a second pot for the deck.
Even with the thieving birds, I am getting lots and lots of strawberries. It is honestly shocking to me. Last year I really only got one or two berries every few days. This crop was pulled in one day! Two days later I pulled another handful out.
My husband thinks it is great. He thinks we can freeze them, so he can use them in his tea and we wont have to buy frozen strawberries. I don't think he realizes how wonderful fresh strawberries are and that most will end up like this:
And devoured within 30 minutes of being picked!
Gardening is so much fun! This is my second year and we are getting so much wonderful produce. If you have never gardened before don't be intimidated. The worst that could happen is the plants die, but you could end up with tons of tasty fruits or veggies!
Do you have any suggestions on how to keep birds away from berries?
I am a 28 year old wife and mother on the path to a healthier lifestyle. I like to cook, garden, run, read and talk about nutrition and play with my rambunctious 2 year old boy TJ. I love tasty (read as greasy) food, so I am pretty constantly trying to find a good balance.