birds & window boxed tomatoes
so, my tender little tomato seedlings suffered a massacre over the weekend -- at the hands (beaks?) of birds!
this winter/spring we installed window boxes onto our windows in order to increase the amount of flora we're exposed to & to give growing our own food in our NYC apartment a shot.
i planted tomato seeds, grew beautiful little seedlings, and planted the tomato babies in the window box. within a week, the birds had found them & eaten them.
around each window box i've set up fishing line to deter birds. the line floats 2 inches above the boxes and is strung between two bamboo skewers. this was in-place before the bird attack.
does anyone have any other great methods for keeping birds away? preferably none too ugly?
(on a happier note, the lettuces, cilantro, snow peas, sunflowers, kale & sweet peas are thriving!)