Hello All, My name is Ravikumar, from B'lore. Past few years I have been developing my intrest towards Agriculutre. Especially last few months I have been working on roof/balcony garden. As a beginer I am having lot of questions regarding the balcony gardening. I made few effots in last couple of months growing - Raddish, Okra, Coriander, Palak and Menti. I am successful in growing Coriander, some extent Palak and Menti. Raddish and Okra are in developing stages (bit optimistic that it will grow properly, but I would like to do it in right way rather R & D).
I would have searched so many web sites on balcony garden. But after watching the GeekGardener blog, I am completely PLEASED with the information "GG" is sharing. This blog is really motivated me. You are doginv very greate job "GG".
I am still having too many questions regarding growing vegitables at Balcony (especially in containers). I will start post many questions (may be silly to many) to quench my thirst of knowledge in agriculture.
I am very happy that you are growing corriander. How you are avoiding birds. I have many pigeons around my apartment. Whenver corriander and carom seeds germinate within one or two days they eat out all of them
I had tried many methods like hanging reflecting items like CD/dvds , red cloth, human like shape clothing, spreading chilli over the tinny plants but everything failed. Now I had stopped growing them !
What your take on how to handle birds menace. It is not just herb seedlings, even flower seedlings are not allowed to grow by the birds.
I too faced same problem with pigeons in the beginning. I used to cover the corriander pots with small nets (I had one old mosquito net used for small babys) and used to put some rice flakes at other places. Slowly these birds changed their location. But still I am keeping an eye on them. Wish this plan might work for you too. Do not stop growing your garden. Keep look for better solutions. Good luck.
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