Last year I put out some old tires I was given, and I put a layer of newspaper in the bottom then, I filled the tire with garden soil. Then came the crowning touch of planting ever bearing strawberries. I did this for my grandkids, who LOVE strawberries. I wanted them to experience picking and eating truly fresh strawberries. Only I have a problem, the birds ate the strawberries before the grandkids did. What to do? What to do? I know from experience that people have put nets over cherry trees to prevent birds from eating the cherries. Maybe I could do the same type of thing. I listed the requirements for this set up. 1) It needed to be solid enough to keep birds out yet be able to let in light and water. 2) It needed to be light and easy to remove from the plants yet easy to return to its covering position. 3) It needed to stay put when the wind was blowing. And 4) it needed to be affordable and hopefully wear for more than one growing season. So this is what I came up with, please feel free to adapt it to your situation.