Tip: Protect your precious figs
Got a fig tree, and sick of birds devouring your figs just as they ripen? Check out this easy solution using old strawberry containers to protect them.
Works especially great on small trees, as you only get a few figs ripening at a time – and birds will pinch them all. You only need to protect the fruits you want to eat, and you can let them ripen up fully. When fully ripe – a fig is sooooo much tastier than if it’s only just starting to soften.
NB: Won’t work nearly so well on other home fruits – eg Apricots, which tend to ripen mostly at once, and are much more suited to netting.