Birds, Please Stop Eating My Strawberries!

Birds, Please Stop Eating My Strawberries!

Many birds will eat strawberries, including the Common Crow, Gray Catbird, sparrows, Cedar Waxwing, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, American Robin, an the Northern Cardinal. Last year I battled with the birds over my two little strawberry patches, each measuring about 3×3 feet – but stuffed full of strawberries. Last year my…

Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Preserved

Heirloom Tomato Seeds, Preserved

Tomatoes are extremely popular in backyard gardens, but unfortunately they are dominated by commercial F1 Hybrids which are bred for industry and economy – high density, thick skinned for mechanical harvesting, to name a few. Heirloom tomatoes can be bred true from seed and are living legacies. The seeds from F1 Hybrids for example, cannot…