Category Archives: garden structures

Rabbit Fence

Today, I bought some posts and fence material to make fences for some of my raised garden beds.  I have had trouble with rabbits eating various vegetables in the past, and rabbit repellent hasn’t been sufficient to keep them out … Continue reading

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The Garden in Snow

A snowstorm on the vernal equinox, also known as the first day of spring?  Yes, and it also happens to be nearing the end of the high school basketball playoffs, both girls’ and boys’, which was a good predictor of snow … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Maple Trees

…is that they have brittle branches that snap easily.  By comparison, my thornless honey locust tree was badly damaged by high wind, and later struck by lightning, yet it never dropped anything larger than a twig.  After a strong thunderstorm Tuesday … Continue reading

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Transplanting Kale, Cabbages, & Cauliflower

Yesterday afternoon, I transplanted my kale, Asian cabbage, and cauliflower seedlings into garden bed number one, in the same way as I transplanted cabbages last year.  I had planted them on April 8th and moved them to the cold frame on May … Continue reading

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Tomato Cages

The first tomato cages I used were some that I bought.  They are pretty simple, just three upright pieces of wire welded to four wire hoops to make a cone shape.  They measure eighteen inches (48 cm) across the top, … Continue reading

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Preparing a Garden Bed

Preparation of this raised bed (bed number two) began with the cleanup a few weeks ago.  After that, I turned over the soil with my garden fork.  This loosens the soil to allow air and water to move freely, mixes decaying … Continue reading

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Raised Beds

It’s time to write about raised garden beds.  First, I’ll cover a problem that I’m having; then give you my advice about raised beds. The problem that I’m facing this year is that two of my raised garden beds are … Continue reading

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Seedlings Update

I now have seedlings growing in every pot that I’ve planted so far.  Germination rates are quite high, even though some of the seeds are several years old.  The early tomato pot is on the left, then the peppers (front … Continue reading

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