Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep birds away from gardens. Or more specifically, how to get them to NOT eat my thyme, basil, and pansies? I don't want to put netting around my containers (balcony garden), but it might have to come to that. No one I have talked to had ever heard of birds eating basil before. And most of the garden pest-related literature that I have come across only deals with bugs.
Interestingly, I found many websites detailing how to attract birds to your garden.