Saturday, May 19, 2012

Signs Your Garden is in Distress

No matter how hard you try there is no such thing as a perfect gardener. You walk out to your garden one morning and something just doesn't look right.  How do you diagnose the problem and create a solution?  First you need to know how to recognize the signs.  Some signs are easy to detect, others may remain invisible until it is too late.  Routine maintenance, keen observation and the proper knowledge can help to avoid complete destruction of your crops.  A garden requires constant nurturing in order to produce at it's fullest potential.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

How I Got a Free Fence

My new backyard fence
What do you do when your husband brings home a seven week old puppy that gets through your garden fence? You build a new fence of course.  Buying material for a garden fence can get costly.  The one we had put up previously was chicken wire with fence post that cost close to $75.00.  It didn't seem reasonable to spend that kind of money again.  On my husbands first day off we took the truck and went pickin for fencing material.  My husband keeps track of the city bulk trash pick up schedule and knew the curbs were lined with treasures waiting to be thrown out.
Our little clan Meijah, Cowboy, and Lupe