I’ve always been a fruit lover. I’d rather have an apple than a piece of chocolate.
But I have a special weakness for cherries. If my mother ever bought cherries she would admonish me, “Don’t eat the cherries. They’re for your father.”
She knew I would gobble them down. They were such a very rare treat.
Now I have my own cherry trees, a couple of pear and apple trees as well. But the birds really lick the fruits too.
This is how I keep my precious cherries for myself and not the robins and starlings. They will every last one if you don’t have a way to protect them.
Update: Instead of hot sauce, you can use powdered cayenne pepper (think spice rack). You will need to add some water as well as a little dish soap and cooking oil.
I can’t give you a firm recipe because I didn’t measure. But use a lot of cayenne pepper in a mix of 1/4 cup of water, a squirt of dish soap, and 1/4 cup of oil. Use a hose sprayer.
After I made this video I found tips from Claudia Brownlie on how to grow great fruits and vegetables on a budget. She has homemade ways of keeping weeds, insects and animals from your crops. Economic, eco-friendly, organic, and frugal ways to grow your own healthy food. For more information click here.