Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Do birds eat bean blossoms? Toplef10Do birds eat bean blossoms? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Do birds eat bean blossoms? I22gcj10Do birds eat bean blossoms? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Do birds eat bean blossoms? Toplef10Do birds eat bean blossoms? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Do birds eat bean blossoms? I22gcj10Do birds eat bean blossoms? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What do I do with tomato plants?
by SMEDLEY BUTLER Today at 7:16 pm

» N & C Midwest—May 2024
by OhioGardener Today at 7:14 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener Today at 7:02 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 4:09 pm

» Compost not hot
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:05 am

» First timer in Central Virginia (7b) - newly built beds 2024
by flossy21 5/16/2024, 5:34 pm

» Help me correct my mistakes for next year please
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/16/2024, 4:46 pm

» Cabbage worms
by sanderson 5/16/2024, 1:34 am

» Complicated mixed up bunny poop!
by plantoid 5/14/2024, 7:20 pm

» They don't call 'em garden BEDS for nothing.
by sanderson 5/12/2024, 2:34 am

» Spring Flowers
by OhioGardener 5/9/2024, 12:02 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by OhioGardener 5/7/2024, 8:26 pm

» Greetings from Southport NC
by sanderson 5/6/2024, 4:36 am

» In the news: Biosolids in Texas.
by sanderson 5/6/2024, 4:19 am

» Rhubarb Rhubarb
by Scorpio Rising 5/5/2024, 7:57 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 5/4/2024, 12:08 am

» question about the digital tools from the sfg site.
by OhioGardener 5/2/2024, 4:50 pm

» Assistance Needed: Sugar Snap Peas Yellowing and Wilting
by Scorpio Rising 5/1/2024, 8:24 pm

» OMG, GMO from an unexpected place.
by sanderson 5/1/2024, 1:57 am

» N & C Midwest: March and April 2024
by Scorpio Rising 4/29/2024, 1:30 pm

» Lovage, has anyone grown, or used
by OhioGardener 4/29/2024, 12:27 pm

» New to SFG in Arlington, Tx
by sanderson 4/26/2024, 3:13 pm

» Soil Blocks: Tutorial In Photos
by OhioGardener 4/25/2024, 5:20 pm

» Manure tea overwintered outside - is it safe to use?
by Mhpoole 4/24/2024, 7:08 pm

» Advice on my blend
by donnainzone5 4/24/2024, 12:13 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 4/24/2024, 8:16 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson 4/22/2024, 2:07 pm

» Sacrificial Tomatoes
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 4/22/2024, 10:36 am

» From the Admin - 4th EDITION of All New Square Foot Gardening is in Progress
by sanderson 4/21/2024, 5:02 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 4/21/2024, 6:56 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Do birds eat bean blossoms?

3 posters

Go down

Do birds eat bean blossoms? Empty Do birds eat bean blossoms?

Post  ander217 6/27/2010, 2:47 pm

My pole beans are a total failure so far. They are growing nicely up the trellis, and every day I see new flower buds about to open. Then every evening I go out and those buds are gone.

I have Scarlet Runner beans as well as Blue Lakes, and I have yet to see a single blossom open. The Scarlet Runner buds look so pretty, and I once saw a red flower half open, but it was gone a few hours later leaving an empty space on the vine.

Do birds eat flowers? I thought at first the birds might think the red flowers were cherries or something, but the white flowers from the Blue Lakes are disappearing just as fast as the red ones.

I see a mockingbird around the garden pretty often. I figure if it's a bird doing it, he/she is the culprit.

Anyone else having this problem?
ander217
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 69
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

Back to top Go down

Do birds eat bean blossoms? Empty Re: Do birds eat bean blossoms?

Post  Chopper 6/27/2010, 2:54 pm

Why don't you try throwing some bird netting over the group and see if it stops the problem?
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 69
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Do birds eat bean blossoms? Empty Re: Do birds eat bean blossoms?

Post  Megan 6/27/2010, 2:59 pm

So sorry to hear that! Mine have been left alone so far, even though the local birds seem to love the trellises as a perch, given the droppings on the plants' leaves below. My Cherokee pole beans have pink-purple flowers, the Christmas pole limas are cream-colored. The flowers are not very big.
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 57
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Do birds eat bean blossoms? Empty Bird netting

Post  ander217 6/27/2010, 4:01 pm

Chopper wrote:Why don't you try throwing some bird netting over the group and see if it stops the problem?

We threw a bird net over our cherry tree when it was fruiting, and I went out to pick them one day and saw a little wren dangling from the netting. It got its head stuck in the net and died.

Every time I think about using the bird netting again, in my mind I see that little bird that came to our feeder all winter hanging limply and I just can't do it.
ander217
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 69
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

Back to top Go down

Do birds eat bean blossoms? Empty Re: Do birds eat bean blossoms?

Post  Megan 6/27/2010, 9:02 pm

Oh dear. I recall finding a little bird drowned in my parents' goldfish pond I helped my dad build. I felt terrible about it. But in the end, you can't control all the ramifications of your actions... you can only do the best you can. (Not wanting or trying to start a philosophical debate, just expressing sympathy.)
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 57
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Do birds eat bean blossoms? Empty Re: Do birds eat bean blossoms?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum