Ask Better Homes & Gardens

Experts and BHG readers answer.

Is there any way to keep the birds away from my tomatoes?

I have birds eating my tomatoes as soon as they begin to ripen. Is there any way to keep the birds away? I am considering covering the plants with cheesecloth to try and keep the fruit until I can eat it.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

You can buy black garden netting that's sold for just this purpose. It's nylon and lets sun and water through, but keeps the birds away. It's available at most garden centers."

Community Answers1

Answer this Question
Enter an Answer to this Question

500 characters left

If the netting doesn't work try some of these other products I found at Bird-X. Most of the times the netting does work, but on some strange instances you could find yourself with a bigger problem. I happen to like the ultra sonic sound machines the best.
Submitted by birdxmarketing