Gard them well
Friday July 25th 2014, 11:21 pm
Filed under: Family,Garden

Thirty tomatoes, one Gardman fruit cage, zero success on the part of the animals trying to get through to them now that they’re under there and my blueberries in another one the entire season have been fine, too. The mesh has not been chewed through. They cannot scoot under the bottom edge. (It helps that the ground is flat where I have them.)

I’d bought the smallest cage because, hey, price, wishing I could afford the unzip-and-walk-in size that you could put over a small fruit tree if you don’t mind maxing out at 77” high.  But at $139.95, no way.

Tonight–and this may change by morning if the things suddenly become popular again, Amazon likes to play ping pong with prices, but tonight, that biggest one was suddenly $49.95. One peach tree and one extra dwarf cherry, I checked with Richard and then ordered two.

It was auto-checked at $72 shipping. Or, free! Uh, let’s click free, thanks.

I know there’s another brand of these on the market where the mesh is so fine that honeybees can’t get through (I presume so that mice can’t) and the wind catching them like a sail is a problem. I watched a bee hover in and out of my tomatoes today and away, free as a breeze.

So in case anyone else wants one I thought I’d mention.

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Ummm, from what I remember in biology classes, the bees need to be able to get to the tree if fruit is going to happen. It might make for good mosquito netting for a hammock though!

Comment by Barbara 07.26.14 @ 7:25 am

how awesome that you could get what you needed for such a good price!!

here’s to getting to eat the fruit instead of picking up the remains after the critters have nibbled!!

Comment by Bev 07.26.14 @ 10:02 am

Thanks for this info. We have been giving the blueberries to the birds but next year we may have some. We ordered it yesterday I love your blog.

Comment by Debra 07.28.14 @ 12:59 pm

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