Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson Today at 1:55 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by sanderson Today at 1:44 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson Today at 1:43 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by sanderson Today at 12:06 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 10:28 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:27 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:24 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 Yesterday at 2:57 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 2:58 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 12:16 am

» New England Feb 2018
by sanderson 2/17/2018, 8:14 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2018, 11:42 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by has55 2/17/2018, 8:17 am

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/16/2018, 3:15 pm

» LED grow lights......any advice?
by sanderson 2/15/2018, 12:08 pm

» Mystery plant - need ID please
by yolos 2/14/2018, 8:44 pm

» new to the site from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:36 pm

» Hiya from Massachussets
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:31 pm

» What I learned this year
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:21 pm

» Happy Valentine's Day!
by Scorpio Rising 2/14/2018, 8:19 pm

» Jicama
by countrynaturals 2/14/2018, 3:29 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan 2/14/2018, 1:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 2/13/2018, 10:10 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/13/2018, 7:32 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson 2/13/2018, 2:57 am

» Spotted Lanternfly in Virginia
by sanderson 2/12/2018, 11:28 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Plastic fencing to protect strawberries?

Go down

Plastic fencing to protect strawberries?

Post  JustMe on 4/27/2012, 12:39 am

My attempt to build a strawberry tower resulted in a 4x4 box with a 3x3 box on top. (My 2x2 box would not safely stay on top of the 3x3 so now I have a dedicated asparagus box.) All of the boxes are surrounded by 4' high, 1" grid plastic fencing around it to keep out the deer.

I could completely see myself or the kids getting tangled up in the
nylon bird netting, since we'd have to remove it in order to open the
plastic fencing that is wrapped around the box to harvest or tend to
plants.

If I could attach 1" plastic fencing to the top of the deer fence, would that protect strawberries from the birds?

JustMe

Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plastic fencing to protect strawberries?

Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 4/27/2012, 11:43 am

Hi! I just used that green plastic type of fence (not sure of the opening size...but it's probably around 1") and yes, I ran mine around the strawberries and then attached a piece to the top. I say "me" but uhh....well it was really my better half. Smile I think he used cable ties to attach the top to three sides of the fence and then left me one side I could open (sort of like a door or gate). My table is probably about 2x3.

It's not terribly pretty, but it does work and I find you only really need it when the berries are ripening...funny how those birds will wait for the perfect ripeness (the day you go out to pick it) and STRIKE.... Smile

Ok I'm very embarrassed to post this because it shows my husband's dumping area of the yard, the neighbor's falling down garage wall and canvas and various other junk....but the strawberries in MM in the repurposed kid's pool table don't seem to mind. I'm sure you could do a less haphazard job of putting the plastic netting on, but this should give you the general idea... Smile It keeps the birds out of mine. Smile



PS - I know strawberries won't ever get that tall lol! - the t-posts (or u-posts as some call them) we already had....so my husband just used them in the legs of the table... Good thing I tell my husband I like rustic.... Smile




avatar
UnderTheBlackWalnut

Female Posts : 559
Join date : 2011-04-18
Age : 51
Location : Springfield (central), IL, on the line between 5b and 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plastic fencing to protect strawberries?

Post  kittykat on 4/27/2012, 3:47 pm

Have a look at this thread for more ideas re strawberry beds. Josh's is particularly fantastic. He uses two PVC pips fitted kitty-corner in his box with netting over to protect his strawberry planter...

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t4078-strawberry-pyramid-opinions-help
avatar
kittykat

Posts : 194
Join date : 2012-03-18
Location : Coastal Britsh Columbia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plastic fencing to protect strawberries?

Post  JustMe on 4/27/2012, 10:22 pm

UnderTheBlackWalnut - I have that same fencing set-up. I thought I would have leftover plastic fencing, but I used it all up today setting up protection for another box I built. Love the repurposed table.

I'll have to look at the garden shops to see what kind of fabrics/netting they sell. I have a while to worry about this, but want to be prepared to protect the fruit with all the hard work I've put into this new box.

JustMe

Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Plastic fencing to protect strawberries?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum