When we first put in the raised planting beds, 4’x4’, Marge put strawberriesin half of the first one. The cardinals LOVE strawberries and were having a blast eating the little berries as the appeared on the plants.
So I put some stakes around the 2’x4’ patch and hung some bird net on them.
So that cured the cardinals of their habit of eating our berries.
Then the strawberries decided they needed more room. Their little shoots were going all over the place, planting themselves as they went.
So they’re getting the whole 4’x4’ bed.
But, how to protect them from the cardinals while allowing Marge to get in to tend the patch?
The evil genius in his workshop thought up a plan.
Plotting and planning with his SketchUp program he designed this:
Retiring to his workshop, he built the strawberry cage and installed it on the planting bed, thusly:
Here is a closeup in which the frame and netting are more easily examined
And so, the EG (Evil Genius) could turn his attention to more pressing needs.
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