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How to stop birds picking my bean shoots

Bobbiejohnultz
Junior Contributor

How to stop birds picking my bean shoots

Had some beans just sprouting through the soil and the doves just loved to pick the shoots for me.First thought was cut worms but my wife saw the birds. 

Suggestions please?

The beans are planted in a oblong garden tank from Bunnings. 

 

Dale
Established Contributor

Re: How to stop birds picking my bean shoots

This. Has been a fantastic addition to my garden. Stops pests, but doesn't upset the amount of water or sunlight getting to the plants.

http://www.bunnings.com.au/diamond-econetting-4-x-4m-white-anti-bird-net_p3041126
DIY_Dad
Junior Contributor

Re: How to stop birds picking my bean shoots

Anything that swings or hangs to move on the breeze. A few stick or old CD's that also reflect the sun should need them away. It's a scarecrow method? Just tie a line between two canes and hang them off that.

If not, as Dale mentioned a bird bet is a really solid option, just be wary of the mesh size, if it is small to also deal with insects it may restrict rain fall making it to the ground as it beads of the net.

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