Strawberry Beds

We have a garden bed full of strawberry plants with plans to plant more this year. We’ve been disappointed to find that most of the strawberries that are ready to pick have been partially eaten by the birds! My mother-in-law has over a hundred strawberry plants. Her answer to this problem has been to pick them before they are ripe and let them ripen in the kitchen. This works, of course.

However, I just found a brilliant idea on Pinterest!

Paint pebbles to look like strawberries and place then in your strawberry beds. It will fool the birds! I will definitely be doing this when I return home this summer!

You can find the actual instructions for painting strawberry rocks here.

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Melissa Ringstaff

Melissa Ringstaff is a pastor’s wife, serving with her husband in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern Kentucky. She is a homeschooling mother of five plus four and Grandarlin’ to 14 (so far) grandchildren. Melissa has been blogging at A Virtuous Woman since 2001. She has written several titles including Spring Cleaning for the Heart and Home, The Homemaker’s Journal: Keeping House, and Christmas ADVENTures in Prophecy.

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1 Comment on Strawberry Beds

  1. Steph
    May 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm (2 years ago)

    I have the same problem but I bought some bird netting at the big box hardware store then put short lengths of PVC pipe into the ground and laid the netting over it. Birds can’t get to the berries!

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