quail are destroying everything
I saw this last season a bit, but slipped my mind. I set out 6 broccoli, 3 kale and 24 potato starts yesterday afternoon, before todays storm set in.
And people wonder why I like to grow potatoes and tomatoes - the birds do not eat the plant leaves ( and I like them an awful lot of course)
I went out this morning to do chores and they had eaten all three kale starts and eaten enough of the broccoli we will see if it takes. I got a piece of lightweight remay and hopefully have it weighted down enough. But broccoli want to get tall and the rain is going to really weigh this down
There were just a few I saw this morning, but we have some serious flocks of quail here after the fires, like groups of up to 100 individuals, more than one flock I think roaming around too.
I bet they know I use remay to cover the good stuff. The thing is besides being difficult to keep things covered, and birds rip it up, it is synthetic and so not a sustainable solution, and plants outgrow it in height
I am wondering if the only real solution is to kill quail, and how to do so safely in a neighborhood must mean trapping of some kind and hand killing. -- I'm vegetarian so this is not appealing, but then again, I need to eat too