I'll Be a Gardener Yet

I lamented recently about the mockingbirds feasting on my ripe tomatoes. The birds may have won round one, but I've had a comeback. My container garden is now thriving, thanks to some bird netting.

I was so disappointed to find the birds were watching my tomatoes just as closely as I was, and they helped themselves to some of the best ones just as they became perfectly ripe.

My solution was to cover each plant in this bird netting I purchased at my garden supply store. I wrapped it around each plant and tucked it in around the bottom, making sure there were no holes the birds could get in on the advice of reader J. Moore from Oregon because "birds are smart".

This netting has saved the rest of my tomatoes. The birds have not been able to get to the fruit, and I feel like I have conquered one more of the obstacles to being a successful gardener. 


  1. Great idea, Anita! Now if I could stop the bunnies and squirrels around her, I'd be happy.

  2. Hi Anita,
    I have wondered about that netting, I need it around my Blackberries this year. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

  3. Yeah!!! Your tomatoes look wonderful!

  4. What a great idea! I have lost more than one fight, but I may try again next year since I lost this season.