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  • One kind of bird protection

    A couple of pictures of what has been helpful to me for keeping birds off the figs.
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    Kerry - NH zone 5

  • #2
    Ingenious Kerry!!! How much time do they take on average?
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      Thanks for sharing, I remember you mentioning this before. The pictures help, time to start saving my dunkin donuts iced coffee containers.
      Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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      • #4
        Bob Harper told me about this idea.
        Takes only as long as it takes to slice down the sides and slip over the ripening fig.
        Doesn't fit in some situations , in which case I use a double layer of mesh/organza bags as a second choice
        Kerry - NH zone 5

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        • #5
          Do the birds ever get the cups off?
          Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

          “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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          • #6
            I can't recall any of the 32 ounce cups getting removed by birds , but when I used smaller cups in the past I think squirrels knocked some of them off.
            It is not fool proof , but very very helpful for me.
            The fruit in the picture is a Longue D'Aout breba.
            Kerry - NH zone 5

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            • #7
              It's brilliant in its simplicity! Thank you for sharing!
              Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

              “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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