Originally Posted by chickadoodles
I feel for you on the birds that eat more than seeds!
What do you do to protect your plants and things you don't want them in?
This year the kids voted for no veggie garden, only chickens and berry plants
However, in the past I have used that white cloth-like grow cover. Is it Remay? It is supposed to be used for frost protection. The peas need to be totally covered in that stuff, until the rest of the world greens up very nicely. It turns out the birds will eat the pea plants down to the ground. Once the peas start to flower, I can take it off.
The other plants that the birds decimate are poppies. They will eat the flower buds right off!!!!! So, I stopped growing those.
For some crazy reason the birds aren't too bad with the raspberries, gooseberries, and serviceberries. I do have trouble with the strawberries... And I haven't found a good solution there. The rodent horde are also major strawberry eaters.