Saturday, March 19, 2011

Did You Know A Way to Save Your Tomatoes?

Did you know a way to save your tomatoes?

Several folks in our area love to grow tomatoes in their back yards. The biggest problem seems to be saving the ripening tomatoes from birds and squirrels. I heard today on the radio of a way to help save the tomatoes from birds. The radio gardner said to hang coke cans or red christmas ornaments above the tomatoes. This would discourage the birds when they pecked on the aluminum, causing them to deter from pecking the ripening tomatoes. I don't know if this will work, but one of my friends had some red christmas ornaments in her garage sale this morning. When I told her about this idea, she took the ornaments inside saying she will try it. I guess we will find out in a few weeks if it works or not.

4 comments:

Montucky said...

That's an interesting idea and worth a try, although i won't discourage the deer. We grow great tomatoes in a small green house instead.

Chipmunks get in there, but never bother the tomatoes. They sure do wreak havoc with other things though. A couple of years ago we bought a large fiberglas owl (it looked very real) and put in there. A couple of days later we saw a munk sitting on it.

silken said...

one of my friends has a photo of a squirrel w/ a tomato in its paws-straight off her tomato plant!

Heather said...

I wish I liked tomatoes. :) My mom just planted some and I will pass along the info. Thanks...

Heather :)

silken said...

well, if she gives you any, you can bring them to me then...of course, if you like salsa, make some w/ the tomatoes.

hope the tip works!