Looks kind of silly, but as long we get ripe, sweet, juicy berries(without a scratch - is that too much to ask?), it might be worth it. I fenced around the area with galvanized wire mesh to prevent the bunnies and deer and on the top I used a nylon mesh held together by clothes pin, to prevent the birds from picking at the berries.
Today, I found 5-6 red berries, but they still have a small green area that needs to turn red(am I pushing my luck?) before I pluck it. I think the sweet berries are ones that are deep red all around. I'm hoping the above fencing arrangement will keep the berries safe, but until I've harvested them, I can't really be sure.
A look at the red berry!
A top view of the patch.
The berries are quite small in size. I'm not sure if it is the variety of berries or if they needed to be fertilized(I haven't done anything to them, other than watering occasionally) to turn into larger size.
I'll be glad to have sweet berries - any size! It might be another couple days, before we pick them.