50 thoughts on “How to Protect Your Fruit from the Birds for One Dollar

    Barbie D.

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Hey…you get what you pay for.

    Bill Palmer

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    I had the most beautiful peaches last year on 4 of my peach trees, I got absolutely none. The damn squirrels got them all, the deer got the apples and pears and only God knows who got the plums. This year I'm netting them all.

    C BLG

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    No netting! It traps animals. As per below, there are other alternatives. Also, grow some plants for wildlife.

    NicknackNinja

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    but bees can still get in?

    icy2

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Sandwiche greenhouse plastic between concrete wire mesh. You heard it here first! J.H.

    Ti Man

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    A second pair of hands helps a lot when it comes to dropping bird netting

    COZMICTOM

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    I PAY 1200.00 A MONTH FOR MY HEALTH CARE INSURANCE..WAY BEFORE TRUMP..JUST FOR MYSELF

    colombian

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    This guy is so annoying, repeat and repeat go to the point

    Diane Prostko

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    I cover clusters of tomatoes with bridal veil netting.

    Mike LoVetere

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    This guy looks and sounds like Norm McDonald…

    Look Up

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    A bird bath and a bird feeder….problem solved….it works for me anyway…

    Danette Shue

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    This guy is too cute. I love your little chuckle. Great video too. Just discovered you. 🙂

    Automatic Slim

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Two minutes of valuable information packed into a 20 minute video.

    Brian Mick

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Great idea…. although I would imagine that even good bird netting won't keep rabbits out : )

    Shannon Hieb

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Lucky!!! I could not find anything like that at the dollar store and I live in CA. So since my plants aren't that tall yet I bought a laundry bag at the dollar store made on mesh. Hope it works since I too am having the same problem!!!

    Barney Rubble

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Kill the people who are anti Human. possessed by birds. It makes it illegal to poison them. Or blasted with a shotgun. Otherwise we're going to be overrun by wildlife because wildlife has a supernatural intelligent power to possess the human brain to reclaim from the earth that they came from…. Big question is? Who came first? Yes. Bird netting works very well!

    Robert Stilson

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    We employed bird netting during one season. In early Fall, we were picking tomatoes. I noticed some movement near the base of one of the plants. A large, black snake was caught in the bird netting, his body scraped from attempting to gain freedom. I was able to free the snake without further damage. The following day we were amending soil near our peach trees, which we wrapped with bird netting. I stepped around one of the trees and noticed some movement on the ground: another snake, this time venomous. A large copperhead was trapped in the netting, its body scraped; the snake was obviously quite upset. I tried to free the snake without success. As I attempted to free the snake it struck at me multiple times. Eventually, it was obvious freeing the snakes was impossible and had to be humanely dispatched. Because we believe all creatures are part of dynamic nature it bothered us that we had contributed to injury to snakes. We no longer use bird netting. I strongly recommend using bird netting in areas where 'creepy crawlers' may be present as injury to the animal or death to the animal is very likely. The black snake I was able to free was in distress by the time we recognized it had been trapped in the netting – We hope the snake made a full recovery. I caution recommending devices, like bird netting, that, though expedient by nature, can trap unwitting animals in an inescapable prisons

    Emiliapocalypse

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Perhaps one could create an impromptu “cage” by slamming four stakes around your tomato growing area that have a notch cut in the top to slide the netting into when draping it over to hold it in place. Might work better with fish netting, but I see that on sale in craft stores from time to time.

    D Russ

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    No thanks to netting, but thanks a bunch for sharing the idea and where you get it from. May use it for other(non food) things 🙂

    Kiki Lula

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    I did this to protect my strawberries but it just got the young blackbirds trapped in it several times.

    #1Imaginaryhomegirl

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Plants will grow and get stuck in the netting. I hate this stuff.

    Joseph Lorentzen

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Man, this is your worst advice.

    Sheila Butterworth

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Leak that netting is awfull. It traps the birds claws and they get tangled. Not nice to see them hanging n stuck. Sorry Jon

    Jonathan Bielert

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Instead of catching birds in nets you should use red plastic ball Christmas ornaments right before your plants come to fruit

    Alvin The Bird

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Sorry my budget is 99c

    Smoky Donuts

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    I also need help with squirrels.

    videosrfun4me189

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    get yourself some rubber snakes.. birds won't go near that area.. nail them on the corners of your house if you have woodpecker problems

    J M

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Cmon man, garden netting is not practical to use. It creates a huge mess and damages the plants or trees. Even you yourself saod it will damage the plant and was a mess to untangle. There are better and simpler ways to deal with birds like reflective streamers.

    Madronaxyz

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    I'm trying to get away from plastic. I hope you have a recyclable answer. Thanks.

    Prestige Photography

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Thank you for the video. Always on point. You are the best brother.

    Janet Schexnayder

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    We found a large snake tangled in our bird netting last year. This weekend, I found another snake tangled (and dead) in some extra bird netting on an area that hasn't even been planted yet. Yuck!

    ron keller

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Use cats they multiply and kill squirrels snakes and other varmints

    Jonathan Kosyjana

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Man I wish the birds only ate my tomatoes. The squires and the crows are the worst. Ground hogs are devastating bad if you get one hanging around a cat is perfect just plant lots of catnip.then again the cat might not be qualified for the job at that point

    Eric Christian

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    How're your weed plants doing this year?

    Colleen P.

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Hi, love your videos..I tried this dollar store netting. The birds cut threw netting made big holes and got my grapes and apricots. Kingman AZ

    wize oldfart

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Hey Buddy, we have that cheap Chinese netting here in Australia. It is pure CRAP. Tears like tissue paper and costs $5 here.

    Amby

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    -_- no.

    Whiskey And Mojo

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    They keep grabbing my flower seeds too. So funny! I'll have to cut them fresh and dry them. 😂 I want some too

    Blazed gaming

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    your 1 amearican dollar is 1.36 where i live .. are you just targeting american like a *** *** ****.. youtube is http://www…so you need to target the world… change your tittle to a more wider viewer range of :
    "How to Protect Your Fruit from the Birds for less then a few dollars"

    i use pie tins tied to stakes or trees works great….

    also not every thing thats in amearica is available world wide…

    great videos keep up the amazing work .. i have learnt so much from you

    Shawn M

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    This is my second year having a gardening but the actually the first time harvesting my corn. I have a major squirrel problem, they have destroyed my cobs what can I do to protect them for next season

    Harry Hathaway

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Hey I got an idea why don't you grow sunflower seeds throughout your Gardens and the birds will mess with them instead of messing with the stuff you like….. will that work ?

    Brenda Dumas

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    love your idea l will certainly purchase this bird netting item. thanks for sharing.

    bernie turley

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    love watching ur video

    MrRickep1

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    I notice you didn't show actually working with the netting. That stuff is like fly paper for humans! Totally aggravating. It gets caught on everything. Best solutions I've seen are frames, formed with the netting on them, then placed over the plants.
    Just googled for a solution after fighting with this stuff at the blueberry bushes. Thanks for the effort/video.

    Clam Hammer 2000

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    That plastic netting may be $1 but it is an ecological hazard. This is the exact kind of trash that kills turtles, fish, sea birds ect. A lot of trash ends up in the sea. There are more responsible methods than this. Please consider an alternative aside from plastic netting. Cheaper isn't always better

    First Last

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Thanks good idea

    Mickey Mouse

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    The birds in our area ignore tomatoes but harvest our cherries and strawberries :-(.

    Lisa C Texas

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    Good idea,and PRICE! Are the holes big enough for the bees to get in? Must have the 🐝❤️

    Robert Ashley

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    As the birds ate all my tomatoes last year, this year I placed plastic snakes on each plant to "maybe" keep the birds out. Crossing my fingers

    Stephanie Conroy

    (April 16, 2020 - 11:40 am)

    New to the Gardening world so I might be wrong here, however.. Standing water ( bird bath ) = Mosquitoes and West Nile. I think I saw some bird baths on the cheap that had a small pump for water movement. I just talked with someone today that lives 5 miles from my house. His father passed away from West Nile. Standing water scares the…. you know what out of me.

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