The strawberries are coming! The strawberries are coming!
I have to guard these precious nuggets from the chipmunks, birds, bunnies, woodchucks, mice, voles, slugs, husbands… pretty much everything.
SO after getting NO strawberries last year, I dug a trench around the bed, and sunk in my hardware cloth, 2′ high and a few inches into the ground, and covered it with chicken wire. Whether or not this is going to actually work is beyond me, I have to actually get to the berries too. I put the chicken wire on top since bees need to get in there too! I’m not into hand pollinating…sheesh.
I clipped the chicken wire on the harvesting side with binder clips (hey, I had a bunch lying around ok? Don’t judge!). The opposite side is zip-tied shut. I didn’t make it permanent since we get lots of snow, you know.
Well, since that instance, and it’s nap time, I’m going out with more zip ties to tie it down.