There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your precious seedlings sprout, only to see them disappear a few days later.
Here are some quick and easy do-it-yourself ideas to protect your tender seedlings from garden pests, without using pesticides.
Nursery trays can protect a bunch of seedlings at once, and you probably have some if you’ve purchased any starter plants from your local nursery or garden center this year.
Strawberry baskets are another cheap and easy way to keep the critters away from your seedlings!
This Old House magazine suggests using three toothpicks to protect your seedlings from cutworms and caterpillars.
Over at the Organic Lemon, they suggest cutting up and using the top half of a plastic soda bottle (with no lid) to protect your seedlings from birds and cutworms. It only takes a minute to prepare a bottle top with scissors.