Garden Basics: CD Scarecrow
The summer months herald the return of an old adversary for the vegetable gardener. Keeping hungry young birds from snacking on your potentially prize winning peas can become a near obsession with some people, but I prefer to take a more laid back approach to the problem. I find that a combination of fine netting, polythene bags, and old compact disks do a sterling job against the ravenous avian hordes.
Just spread fine netting over the tops of your crop, using pea sticks for support. Cut polythene bags into streamers, and tie them onto canes at irregular intervals. Do the same for old compact disks, which can tied into place with a loop string through the centre hole.