The good news is we have lots of birds here, the bad news is that they love strawberries. For a few years now, we have netted the berries which improved the yield. But the stakes were putting large holes in the bird netting. This year we got the idea of cutting holes in old tennis balls to soften the top of the stakes, and save our nets.
It seems like a good idea, we will know at the end of the season just how great this plan turned out to be.
Now we still have challenges to the berry crop from ground pests.
But one challenge at a time.