Fencing In Your Asparagus To Keep Your Greedy Ducks & Chickens From Eating It
Asparagus, Comfrey, and Taro at the edge of natural duck pond in edible landscape
large asparagus spears freshly harvested from permaculture food forest
asparagus companion planted with strawberries and a japanese maple tree
two asparagus spears growing beside a lion’s head japanese maple tree
Asparagus Spears Freshly Harvested From the Permaculture Food Forest
Giant organic asparagus spear freshly harvested from edible landscape
Asparagus spears growing on the asparagus plant in the edible landscape
The solution was simple enough. The main issue is that, at this point, there are so many milk crates and tons of chicken wire scattered around my food forest that it is making it quite hideous. Both of these are feasible and inexpensive options to keep your garden birds away from your asparaugs spears.
I also repurposed a pet play pen to enclose another patch of asparagus to keep the ducks out. Although Indian Runner Ducks are perfectly capable of climbing this little gate, they seem not to like the feeling of being trapped and thusly, have declined to climb inside of it to go hunting for bugs and crops.
Since I’ve been using my
asparagus as companion plants
all around the edible landscape, there are overturned milk crates and chicken wire fences in several different places protecting my asparagus and other
Also, these ducks can jump. So when fencing in other foods you want to keep for yourself, be sure they are tied or fenced in a way that they are not leaning over into the bird zone where your ducks (or chickens) will come by and harvest your food for you.