Protecting that Vegetable garden

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Protecting that Vegetable garden

Postby Systema_Naturae » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:03 pm

A resourceful friend of mine happened upon a novel solution to protecting the vegetable garden from birds eager for freshly sown seed a few years ago.

He used pliable plumbing tubing (20mm) to create a frame over each of his six beds. Each bed had a four-arc ribbing system supported by a central 'backbone' piece at the apex of the arc. The whole thing was held together by threading wire through the 'backbone' piece of tubing. Over the frame he simply stung basic bird/fruit tree netting.

The whole rig cost him $20 for all three beds. It was neat and tidy and looked a treat.

Cheers,
John
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Re: Protecting that Vegetable garden

Postby Arvee » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:14 pm

I'm going to try that. It's much better than the heavy wooden frames I have been using. Great idea !
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Re: Protecting that Vegetable garden

Postby Barbara B » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:33 am

Hi,
we have metal rods that we put in the corners of the beds. Then hoops of polypipe fit over them. I made up covers to fit from nylon tulle - sure works well and defeats completely the cabbage white butterflies.
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