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blueberry net

Blueberry net

Tie the other pipe to the two remaining posts in the same way, so that you have a dome with the two PVC pipes crossing each other at a point directly above the top of the bush.

Place the four T-posts equidistant from each other around the blueberry bush so they form a square and tap them into the ground a foot or two out from the perimeter of the tree. Ensure that the posts are planted deeply enough to resist constant pressure.
Position one end of a PVC pipe so that it overlaps the top end of one of the posts by about 6 inches. The bulk of the pipe should be in the air above the post. Wire or tie it securely to the post, ensuring that it is well-wrapped over the full 6 inches of overlap.

Drape the netting over the dome so that the two pieces cross each other and the bottom of the newly made tent meets the ground evenly around the perimeter.
Birds love blueberries every bit as much as you do and won’t leave your crop alone until the fruit is gone. The only practical way to foil them is to net your bush from top to bottom and make sure there are no gaps, as birds will probe your barrier relentlessly for weaknesses until they find one. Netting can be obtained in widths of up to 14 feet, and you should get netting with openings of 1/2 inch or less. It should be installed on a frame so birds can’t reach through it to get your berries.
Measure from the bottom of a post up and over its pipe and down to the ground on the opposite post and add 2 feet to that measurement.
Cut two pieces of netting to the length you just measured.
Your bumper crop of blueberries can disappear in mere days if the birds discover them.

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Birds love blueberries every bit as much as you do and won’t leave your crop alone until the fruit is gone. The only practical way to foil them is to net your bush from top to bottom and make sure there are no gaps, as birds will probe your barrier relentlessly for weaknesses until they find one. Netting can be …