Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dang birds and lead footed husbands

I'm having to type this entry from my Wii because my husband is taking an online defensive driving course, so I'll be brief. When I checked on my garden at lunch I noticed one of my cream pea seedlings uprooted and laying on top of the soul. I found some bird droppings next to the sprout. I guess a bird mistook the seedling for a grub?? Thus far I haven't had a bird problem. It may be time to get some bird netting.


  1. Quail plucked out an entire small lettuce plant and munched on four others. I thought a cutworm got into my peas, but now I think that was the quail, too. I got out the bird netting today.

  2. Sorry to hear about your peas and lettuce. We don't have quail here just your garden variety song birds. Until today I hadn't noticed they were bothering my garden much. I don't know if the pea plant will make it or not. I put it back in the ground, but it looked like most of the roots had been pulled off of it.

  3. I have to cover everything with bird netting too. More for the squirrels than the birds. Last year I found 6 turkeys laying on top of my zucchini plants though! I think the dirt must have been nice and cool and they were taking a nap.