Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Garden History Chapter Fourteen

Spring 2008 Continued
After we got the soil leveled and I made the rows and beds we managed to get everything transplanted and out of the cold frame. Plus added squash, cucumber, carrots and green beans. Tomatoes and peppers were purchased at the local garden center. I try to rotate the vegetables into different locations yearly. I try to use as little chemicals as possible and usually just try to stick with seven dust.

We did have a wood cradle for our firewood at the end of this brick path. The 4×4s held the slide-able lid that covered the wood. The cradle was old and we decided to put any firewood on concrete instead. As you can see, we left the 4×4’s and added lattice to it so morning glories could grow up and over. Then, we found an old concrete bench seat from the recycle, cleaned it and gave it a good coat of paint and, wallah, the path has a little place to go. OK, a little dorky but it isn’t a path to nowhere now!

We did have a bit of a spring scare when a storm rolled through and a neighbor’s tree fell on our fence and almost on top of the garden. As you can see, the tree just missed the first bed. It was still a mess but we did get lucky because the neighbor got a man on the job and had it cleaned up lickety split!

For kicks and giggles I took a picture of a patch of my grass with the morning dew because it looked like artwork.

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