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What is the best way to keep bugs and animals away from fruit?

We bought 3 fruit plants. Blueberry, raspberry and strawberry.

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Shaylyn318

Asked by Shaylyn318 at 11:19 AM on May. 12, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • you could also try some insecticidal soap
    daerca574

    Answer by daerca574 at 12:05 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • ..one word, mama: REEMAY ..they make garden blankets to cover your plants. both sun and water will still reach your plants, they can also breathe just fine underneath this covering. its ideal for keeping birds and bugs out.
    eatapeach

    Answer by eatapeach at 12:19 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • You can buy gardening cloth that you drape over the plants. Try Gardeners Supply at gardener.com They have a ton of really good articles too.
    MegMurry

    Answer by MegMurry at 12:30 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • It's best to target the pests specifically, but for a general defense, lightweight row covers work great (can also be used on non-row plantings). You can also get heavier weight row covers to protect against light frosts. For larger animals, some type of physical barrier works best, like a rabbit fence. Netting can be used on mature bushes & trees to keep birds away from the fruit. Companion planting can be done, too, to attract animals & insects away from your desired plants.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 12:42 PM on May. 12, 2011

  • No Idea.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 9:35 AM on May. 13, 2011

  • no idea
    asil

    Answer by asil at 11:45 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • No idea sorry
    chiquis

    Answer by chiquis at 9:09 PM on May. 18, 2011

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