Bird netting potted blueberries
I have two northskies and two tophats in pots. Last year I had a pretty weak berry harvest-- that super warm March had them set out their flowers early, then the cold came in April, and while I didn't lose flowers to frost, I think there were limited pollinators.
The berries I did have, half of them vanished. I'm guessing birds. I was trying to figure out a good way to bird net these guys. Should I just drape the netting over, or would it be better to put a stake in the pot and use that to "tent" the netting?
Unrelated to the netting issue-- they're going to need to be repotted this year (they're in 12" pots now and need to move up to 16 or 20 inches for next year). Should I do this in the fall after berry production but before dormancy? Or should I wait and do this in spring before the leaves come out?