Birds eating my seeds out of my pots!

presidiogardenJanuary 12, 2011

I am attempting to grow lettuce, beans, and wheatgrass. I have my pots outside, nicely tilled, and birds or something is getting into the dirt, tearing everything up, and eating my seeds! I am thinking about making a small scarecrow to put up around there. What other remedies work well for this problem?

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Cover them with insect screening or hardware cloth until the plants are established. I've left pine and larch seeds outdoors in pots over winter to stratify and had birds and rodent raiders get into the booty, but solved the issue as I noted.

You might be dealing with mice, chipmunks, or other ferry marauders, too.

Al

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 4:33PM
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presidiogarden

OK I will have to do that. It very well could be rats because it seems the soil is tore up and displaced. I've never had this problem in other places I've lived, I guess there are more critters here since I live right next to Presidio forest. Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 8:48PM
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just1morehosta(5)

Check out the winter sowing forum also.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 9:49PM
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