|Husband placing the pipe on the rebar!|
I haven't made it to the point of putting in a permanent, strongly fenced-in vegetable garden, though. Still too many stumps and un-level clayish ground to contend with before I fork out the cash to put in a proper animal-proof fenced garden.
But this will be my third spring back in the US after YEARS of miserable gardening weather in the UK, and I am not going to let it pass me by.
The first year, I was okay with a few pots of herbs on the deck. We had just moved, after all.
The next year, I managed some tomatoes and garlic in large containers, along with an expanded herb selection.
But this year, that's just not enough. Not by a long shot.
So, I've decided to take the bull by the horns and build a bit of a makeshift poly-tunnel. I hope this will keep the critters at bay while also keeping the plants nice and warm at night. I'm not going to use heavy fencing materials, so I know my structure will be a slight suggestion to stay out rather than an order, but I'm going to take the chance, anyway.
|The basic structure done, now for the cover!|
Not very high-tech, nor particularly animal proof, but hopefully enough to do the job.
We're intending to do a raised bed on the right side, near the earth wall, and a bunch of pots on the other side (tomatoes and garlic and beans, etc.). I have no idea how this is all going to work out, but we'll keep you posted!