It’s vegetable garden time again. Woo hoo!
We Nova Scotian’s didn’t think we were going to see Spring this year,
and we weren’t alone in that thought. However, it finally arrived and
hubby and I have been working on getting the vegetable garden planted.
He’s such a good sport.
I asked him to stop right in the middle of what he was doing and smile at me.
“I want to do a blog post on this”, I explained.
The blackflies were swarming him, and yet he smiles! I love this man!!
Years ago we had a garden in our backyard.
This one is at our trailer in the country… in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.
Since we are not around it during the week, we have to aggressively battle weeds
so they don’t sneak in and take over while we aren’t looking!
This is year 3 for this garden and for these pieces of landscape fabric that we put down between the rows.
We have experimented a bit as to how we keep the fabric from blowing away.
The last couple years we used big spikes at each end of the row to hold it down,
and then used a little straw to keep it from flapping. The spikes worked just ok.
This Spring, one night when he should have been sleeping…
hubby came up with this idea. (He says thats when he does his best planning.)
He snipped heavy wire into pieces about 20″ long
and then bent them into this shape.
By folding over the fabric, it gives a bit more reinforcement.
It’s really like stapling the fabric to the ground with giant staples, and
they are easy to pull out in the fall before he
plays tills up the garden with the tractor for another year.
For this one row we used a new piece of fabric this year, as we needed a wider piece.
We then cut a hole large enough for these cherry tomato plants.
I picked up some more tomato transplants yesterday. We will get them in the ground soon.
Then this row will be full, and the garden will be complete for 2014!
THE END! 😉