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Is Your Garden For The Birds?
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t wait all spring for my peaches,tomatoes,and peppers to get ripe for the birds to eat! Those rascals seem to know the exact date,time and hour that things are perfectly ripe don’t they? And couldn’t they at least eat the whole thing-no-they have to sample parts of a bunch of them! Well there are a number of things I’d like to be able to tell you to do about birds but legally I can’t. Really about the only two options are: pick the fruit before it is quite ready or cover your tree/plant/garden with netting or a mesh type cover to keep them out altogether. My friend Rosie says his garden looks like a plant “prison” but if you want the fruit for yourself that is almost what you have to do-or learn to share!
Garden netting comes in different sizes and is very light weight so it can be placed directly on the plants without damaging them. I do recommend, however, that you use stakes or poles to suspend the netting off of the plants or the birds will get everything they can reach through the net. It is also a good idea to take the net clear to the ground or wrap the bottom of the tree or you will have birds getting under the net and then not able to get out-you can imagine what happens then!
So if you want to enjoy the fruits of your labor-send your plants to prison! If you want to save money on netting-bring in a copy of this page or mention you received the newsletter when you come in and save %20 on garden netting!
Other Things you might want to attend to this weekend!
Be sure water system is working properly-it is getting hotter
don’t panic if you’re getting some fruit drop on citrus it is normal
Fertilize lawns to help transition from winter to summer turf
Tune in to 92.3 ktar fm @8am Saturdays for more tips
Harper’s is sponsoring a Bottled Water Collection Day This Saturday June 26 from 8-2. Bring in Bottled water and H.U.R.T. www.care-inc.org Will be distributing the water to those in need! Bring in your donations and receive $1 OFF a cup of Coffee or other drink at Oscar’s in Scottsdale or 10% Off any Purchase at Either Harper’s Nursery locations!
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