It is extremely hot and humid during the blueberry season, and harvesting is very tough.
|Rabbit eye blueberry|
|550g of blueberries, this morning|
I found a broken branch, and footprints of an animal. Every summer badgers come to our blueberry garden, and break branches and eat blueberries.
|The broken branch of blueberry|
|The badger came to blueberry trees (August 2011)|
|The badger walking the road to our garden. (May 2013)|
I have set an electric fence system around the blueberry trees. This is very effective from my experience of these three years.
|The electric fence is powered by batteries.|
|Electric wires have been set around the blueberry trees.|
In addition to the electric fence, I have covered the blueberry trees with net to prevent fruits from eating damage by birds.
|After covering net|
|A front view of blueberry covered with net.|
Those are sufficient countermeasures against badgers and birds, I hope....