Last year the cardinals discovered my tomatoes. We've watched them fly down, eat a good wedge out of the fruit and flit away. This year, the tomatoes have struggled with the weather so we are less willing to share. Is anyone else using bird netting on their tomatoes?
You could put halved oranges on those bamboo supports in the ground around or a little away from your tomatoes. They love oranges. It may serve as a sacrificial offering. I doubt it will provide enough to increase their populations as the tomatoes might.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
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