Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Garden Robber

We lost another tomato to our garden robber.   This is the second tomato that has been partially eaten on the vine.  Add in an already pitiful yield and we just can't afford to lose more produce!

I think the obnoxious, whiny birds that are living around the house are robbing our plants of their ripened tomatoes.  We've managed to get two tiny little tomatoes, approximately roma sized, off of our "Better Boy" plants.  Ugh.

I think I will tie a plastic bag to one of our tomato sticks and position it near the plants that are fruiting.  Hopefully the bag moving in the wind will discourage the small birds from scarfing up our vegetables.

The chickens enjoyed getting what was left of the tomato, again, so at least it wasn't a complete waste.

I also purchased the book "Container Gardening for Dummies" yesterday from a clearance table. Hopefully it has some helpful hints and tips for me!


1 comment:

  1. We bought a hawk decoy and it is working wonders! Just be sure to move it a bit every day or so.