So I really want to start growing some of my own veggies so I am going to start a salsa garden in my backyard (garlic, cilantro, small tomatoes, etc.). I also want to grow carrots. Here are my main questions:
1. Last year I tried to grow strawberries and the birds got to every single one. How can I protect my little garden from these bastards? Please no plastic owl references. I need to know if there is something I can drape over the garden that will keep them away,
2. When is the best time to plant things like this?
Any other advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.