Birds & tomatoes (was Re: [nafex] raspberries, netting, and birds)

Bill Russell shaman at penn.com
Sun Aug 26 15:19:58 EDT 2001


If I don't net my grapevines I loose all the fruit to the birds. They go
after the berries as soon as they begin to develop color.

Bill
Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Betty Mayfield" <bmayfield at columbia-center.org>
To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 1:58 PM
Subject: Birds & tomatoes (was Re: [nafex] raspberries, netting, and birds)


> To the list:
>
> In Sam's comments on birds in regards to raspberries or other berries, I
> was interested to note the reference to birds and tomatoes. Until a week
or
> so ago I had never heard of birds as a danger to tomatoes. I have never
> seen it in my own garden, nor had I heard anyone complain before. The
> complaint I heard recently involved the little cherry tomatoes. Is it
> possible that the birds attack only the small tomatoes, perhaps confusing
> them with real cherries? Does anyone have any experience with this?
>
> Betty
> (northwest Oregon)
>
> At 08:25 AM 8/26/2001 -0500, Sam wrote:
>
> >Ginda, the feeding of birds on my fall-bearing raspberries (which
> >started to ripen in July this year) is negligible.
>
> <snip>
>
> >fellow gardeners have pretty well given up trying to grow blueberries
> >without netting. I suspect the same would be true for strawberries
> >and possibly cherries.  In addition, the birds have access to ripening
> >tomatoes and other vegetables in the plots.--Sam in Saint Paul, Minn.
> >
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