Monday, January 24, 2011

January Garden Progress

This was the garden on Saturday, after no garden tending for months and months.  The wind blew down the climbing bean structure and I'd never trimmed up the flower and herb stalks or taken down the peas and tomato supports.   I didn't know when I'd have time to do what needed done, so hadn't started.

But, then I decided I could put the greenhouse panels back in place while it wasn't raining.  Maybe I could remove the bean and pea structures since I was out there, and just some of the trimming ....

And then remembered the jute green coffee bags still in the truck.   Easy enough to put down fresh ones to cover the weeds and open up the paths between the beds.   Getting access for light, air and the gardener is one step forward in my garden.  This will make spring prep on the garden beds that much easier.

It is a little hard to tell, but the beds are about 4 feet wide and the pathways are about 2 feet.  Not all of the pathways got covered before dark, but now the bags in place can be doing there thing even in the rain.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Greenhouse To-Do


Winter winds took out a number of the greenhouse panels. There hasn't been the time or the weather to get them back in place. With the interruptions last year, I'm more than ready for a fresh start to the garden. This is a good place to begin.


Fortunately, the panels were not destroyed. I collected them, and all the little clips that hold them in place (most of the time), and they are in my part of the barn (also in need of a fresh start).


The attached shelving and the brace for the stained glass probably helped the structure stay in place. It also helps that we don't have the winds o' Kansas to contend with! Check out this greenhouse post about the new greenhouse of my former neighbor and original owner of my greenhouse!!

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