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Blackbirds eating my pea seeds.

Post  angiesj on 7/7/2014, 8:52 am

Any ideas on how to keep the black birds from eating my pea seeds? I've planted 3 times and the birds have dug up every one of the them. Any help appreciated!
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Re: Blackbirds eating my pea seeds.

Post  camprn on 7/7/2014, 9:48 am

Lay some planks across the bed ( not on the soil surface) or cover with netting until they sprout. You may want to wait a bit on peas, they prefer cooler weather than high summer heat.

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Post  jmsieglaff on 7/7/2014, 10:11 am

I always have to cover my peas with netting.  The finches will eat the seedlings, even the tender shoots as they grow taller.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/7/2014, 4:32 pm

Row cover works for a while, too. It has kept the birds off my bean seedlings, which, like peas, birds love. Keeps in a little moisture, too, while the seeds germinate, which is great in our hot, dry summer. I take it off after the first set or so of true leaves grow out a little.
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