Feels like ages since I last wrote about our vegetable garden — April to be exact. So much has happened since then. What have I learned thus far about gardening? I’ve learned that I love our little vegetable bed and container garden. I love weeding so that our precious veggies can grow free and strong. I LOVE when it rains, because that means our plants grow even faster. I’ve learned that I like using a spade. Now I just need a nice pair of gardening gloves, because I’ve been using my bare hands to dig holes, pull weeds, and plant! Lastly, I’ve learned the beauty of organic eating (on a meager vegetable garden scale) — the earth and its produce never felt as sacred as it does now. Oh to hold a summer squash, germinated from seed, in my hand is one of the best feelings in the world!
So back when I last wrote about our garden, I left off at fencing a garden. And so I continue…
Fencing a Garden
Once Greg crafted the raised bed, it was time to fence it off from the myriad of deer, rabbits, and whatever else would be after our humble crop. [Keep in mind that prior to even making the raised bed, he prepared the ground by doing a lot of leveling to make sure the bed would be on flat and even ground once it was finally placed.]
So once it came time for fencing, he measured a large enough space for the raised bed with ample room to walk around the bed. He then laid out an eco-friendly corn based groundcloth to keep the weeds out of the raised bed garden. He used a few rolls of fencing wire to enclose the garden, along with wood stakes placed every few feet as reinforcements for the wire. Greg’s makeshift fence also came fully equipped with a door he crafted. Call me silly, but I was so excited when I saw the door hinges!
See the wood block hanging from the twine? Greg made it so that if you pull the wood block, the locking mechanism inside the door unlocks the door to our secret garden, ok, well not so secret garden. I love my husband. If you don’t already know this about him, he is uber cool. : )
There’s so much more I could say, but I’ll post more tomorrow. Next up, keeping weeds out.