2014 Garden & Landscape Fabric Staples

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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.

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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!!

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  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.

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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.)

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He snipped heavy wire into pieces about 20″ long

and then bent them into this shape.

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By folding over the fabric, it gives a bit more reinforcement.

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 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.

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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.

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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!

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 THE END!  😉

 

June 3, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Robyn Lane - No, not the end just the beginning of a bountiful harvest and lots of work getting it put up in the kitchen.

June 3, 2014 - 8:49 pm

Pamela Gordon - This is a great idea Tanya. Where does one get this fabric? Is it landscape fabric? We are putting in our first ever vegetable garden. It should be interesting. :) Happy gardening! Pam

June 3, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Holly - Looking good Tanya. I have cat problems with my garden this year. I might have to put up some sort of fence to keep them out. Can’t wait to see the bounty.

June 3, 2014 - 9:39 pm

lisa frankland - The End! hahahahahaha :)
He should call the Dragons – he’s got an invention, there!!

June 4, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Tanya - Holly, we have an electric fence there. We have to for the dear, racoons, skunks etc. We put it up after I took these pictures! Enjoy your garden!

June 4, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Tanya - Pam, yes it’s landscape fabric. We got ours at Home Hardware.

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