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Chill Protection, Hardware Cloth Progress

28 Apr

G and I covered the flowers in row cover and tucked them away from the wind, inside the beds… We cut and installed landscape fabric w (1/2 inch opening) into bed #9, adding 3 bags of soil.

The tighter weave on the 1/4 inch hardware cloth is much harder to maneuver, but we managed to fit it inside the standing bed and are weighing it down to see how much it needs to be trimmed. See pics below.

Now that we have a working tool (thanks Tom!!!) we can move forward…. We need to buy a little more of the 1/2 inch galvanized steel hardware cloth for the other 3-4 beds.

Working to do list is here, but with so much rain in the forecast it might be a day or two before we can do much work in the garden. -DM


Garden Tasks Completed + Started Weekend of 4/8

10 Apr

This weekend Amy and I finished cleaning and sanitizing one bed, planted sunflower seeds, transplanted ever bearing strawberry seedlings into the top of the tower, and found self-watering accessories for the community herb bed (in storage). Matt bought starts for the herb bed, and Jeff volunteered to move and level standing bed in the near future.

Next up: order and pick up soil, clean and sanitize the remaining beds, and fill ’em up! -Denise

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