Last year my strawberries were protected by a chicken wire mesh but as I’m scaling up my garden in size it’s not practical to use that kind of protection against birds. The best thing would probably be a large plastic netting that could easily be spread out over the strawberries and easily be removed again.
This year I’m testing a cheap and simple solution – meet the CD-ROM scarecrow:
What better things to do with your ancient computer CDROM’s than scare away birds from your precious strawberries?
Just have to think of something to scare off cats as well… 😀 (Hmm, maybe a CD player with barking dogs?)