Protecting your blueberries

fireduck(10a)June 4, 2013

I started growing blueberry plants in containers on my deck. Things seem to be going great. The ripe ones seem to be disappearing! Now, I know birds love them. But, I never have seen a bird over there. However, based on the huge feces in my fountain I keep finding...I am convinced there is a raccoon coming on my deck some nights. (can't seem to trap him...but got a couple opposums). Do you think the raccoon is my thief???

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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

Raccoon's do not bother my blueberries but they do like fruit so if the poop is blue..... Birds on the other hand are a pain. Mylar ribbon helps a .22 or a pellet gun works better.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 6:57PM
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northernmn(3/4)

Hmmmm. "based on the huge feces in my fountain"

I certainly hope it is a raccoon and not one of your neighbors.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 7:19PM
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fireduck(10a)

n....haha. I actually thought of this! Doesn't everybody have one neighbor like this? Researched the feces (ugh)...raccoons have big bimbos.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 8:29PM
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grow_darnit

Possums LOVE berries. And have pretty impressive scat as well.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 8:57PM
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Bradybb(wa8)

Yes,but I gave him permission.He initially asked if he could 'borrow' some and when I said yes,it seemed like he was around every morning.
.22 or a pellet gun huh?I'll have to look into that. :) Brady

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 9:04PM
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