Baby goats - adorable yet very distracting.
I've been doing a lot of tilling the last several days, in between watching adorable little goats, of course. Since the soil was prepped I wanted to do some planting but I just can't keep up with our crazy spring. All last week I lived in fear of crushing frosts and freezes and this morning it's over 50*. Not knowing what is going to happen next week I decided to put up some quick garden hoops.
True to my Appalachia-American-cheap ways I didn't want to spend a lot of money. I found a terrific row cover from Johnny's Seeds - this is the one I have (I'll list it in my Amazon store also). Next I needed to support the row cover so I took a look around and remembered how great it was to use half-round sections of field fence last year.
Half rounds of field fence keep chickens out and provide a hoop for covering rows.
I cut the fence in the center of each square so that I had "long tails" on each end - then just shoved them into the ground. It was easy to line up and center the Agribon logo on the row cover over the fence hoops. Then I just unrolled the fabric cover. I found some weirdly cut small sections of hog panel for each end and those sealed off my hoop row.
Voila! Now my little seeds are safe from chickens and frost. This worked out so well - and was so easy - that I'm going to do a lot more of this little hoop row this week.
Happy Monday everyone - anyone else hoopin' it up?