We have ten blueberry bushes planted at one end of our vegetable garden. Some of the bushes are early-bearing; some mid-season and some are late-bearing. As a result once the berries start turning blue we have ripe berries for quite a long time!

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Blueberries

I think blueberries are my favorite fruit and I just love having them on my cereal in the morning.

Blueberries are also a favorite with the birds. Much as we like our feathered friends we do not want to share our berries. With a few cut saplings, a drill and some sheetrock screws my husband made a great blueberry cage to protect the berries from the birds!

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Blueberry Cage

The saplings we cut out of our woods and everything else we had on hand. Once the cage was made we covered it with netting, which we stapled in place.

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Corners of Blueberry Cage

At one end we have a simple opening, the netting is stapled to a post, which we can lift and open to get under the netting. With the exception of one very smart robin that has figured out how to come and go, the rest of the birds stay out. As a result the blueberries are protected!

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Protected berries

I like the rustic look and I really love the abundance of blueberries!

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Blueberries

 

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2 comments on “My Garden: Protecting Our Blueberries

Karin on June 21, 2016 3:45 am

Thank You! It’s just what we need to do.

Nancy Wolff on June 21, 2016 11:44 am

Karin,
Good luck with your blueberries!

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