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To protect your strawberry beds from birds, gather several small pebbles, paint them red with craft paint and sprinkle them in and around your strawberry plants. After awhile, the birds will get tired of pecking the rocks and leave the strawberries alone.
Source: an old gardening magazine article I had read
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Has anyone ever used dog hair in their garden to prevent birds and other animals from eating their vegetables and strawberries? I mixed the hair into the soil all around my garden. I hope it works. Any other suggestions?
By Sandy L.
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How can I keep the birds from eating my strawberries?
By LISA from IN
Here is what I did for the cars and I am thinking it would work as well for the birds on the strawberries:
Put up a line of string across or around your garden where they bother the most:
Hang these on the string:
Hope these work! (06/24/2009)
By Robyn Fed
P>Very best idea: Rescue an outdoor cat. Our little hunter-cat keeps birds away!
I have read that early in the season to paint rocks about the size of strawberries red and place in plants. The birds try these and give up. I don't know if it works may be worth a try. I use old net and sheer curtains to cover my plants and this does work. Thrift stores are a good source for sheer curtains.