The Red Flame Grapes did way more than I expected from them this season. The 2 year old vine grew up and over the arbor and is now growing along the fence. Fruit production was at least 10 times more than the year before. Although the grapes were kinda small, they had plenty of flavor. The scare tape still dangles even though there is no more grapes to protect from pecking birds. It still keeps the birds away from tomatoes, strawberries, and peaches.
The scare tape works really well. Birds stay out of the garden. I don’t know if it’s because of the tape or the garden kitties. Pumpkin (one of two garden kitties) is a menacing creature and always enjoys a good cut of meat. Since she lounges in the vegetable garden, she may be the one responsible for keeping the birds away. However… …it seems that birds could get used to the scare tape and disregard the metallic glimmer as if it were only a disco ball. Thankfully, the local birds remain scared of the tape and Pumpkin - except for the birds that I believe are one of God’s dumbest creatures.