|Beware - LBBs are everywhere!|
After reading about an encounter one author had with Little Brown Birds (LBBs) eating her plant seeds my reaction was, “That won’t happen to me.” Oh how wrong I was. After growing out some of my Viroflay Spinach to seed I came out one morning to see the LBBs flying away and my spinach seed scattered everywhere.
I tried hanging some bright shiny foil around the spinach. This worked before to keep birds away from my tomatoes - but not this time. The birds knew how good the first batch was and kept coming for more.
So what does this mean? This means that those spinach seeds which I saved earlier (before the LBBs descended upon my plot) will mature and possibly bolt a little sooner than I had desired.
I hope that those gorged LBBs that feasted on my seeds get a bad stomach ache!
|Scattered Seeds is all that remains of the LBB's feast.|
|Plastic Foil Strips will sometimes scare birds away- if used preventitively.|
I have a family of blackbirds, the last and this year has eaten my little plants of squash and courgettes. A terrible problem... :-(ReplyDelete
You would think there would be an easier way to solve this problem than just bird netting. The foil strips have worked in the past - but only if the birds haven't tasted how good my crop is first.Delete
This is the problem!ReplyDelete
Last year I hung up the CDs (compact disc) did not work!
are the same foil strips.
I'm sorry to hear that. I think I'm finally going to buy bird netting!Delete
Yessss! Bird netting is the solution!!!ReplyDelete