Saturday, November 27, 2010

Plans Starting For Next Year's Garden

Two Summers ago Todd made these crop row covers when we attempted to start new cucumbers after the cucumber beetle destroyed the crop we had. The past Summer Todd did not have the time for the garden as he has in the past because of his job and I did not have as much mobility yet because of my knee. We did not use the crop covers last season and we have decided very much to use them this coming up. The covers are made with some small piping, tulle, and clothes line clips. The covers will prevent the bugs destroying our crop. We will have to remove the covers once we see blooms but hopefully the bugs will be gone by then or at least less of them. I hope we are successful with the Diva cucumbers again next year, because they do not need pollinated to grow cucumbers, so I see the crop covers on through out the season except for weeding. One of our Thanksgiving weekend shopping was 2 bolts of tulle. We now have 40 yards of tulle to make crop row covers. I hope this will work.

Not only have we been planning on how to improve our crop but Todd has also been creative for containers for us to plant are seedlings come March. Can you believe it basically in 3 months we will begin to plant for next Summer's garden. I love having a creative husband. We have found our favorite light yogurt is Wal-Mart brand. The containers are not the typical round containers. Todd thought that these would make excellent containers to add the proper dirt and seeds to. He is right. How smart is that as well as recycling (going green)? We normally would just put them in the recycle bin, but now I am washing them and saving them for our future plants. Yeah Todd!

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