Monday, June 25, 2012
A Gardening First for My Hubby
"Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden.... It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks
This has been an unusual week. There is so much going on but I am having loads of fun in the garden! I have to share a garden success scenario regarding the hubby (honey, if you are reading this, I just had to tell…sorry). My husband has successfully grown vegetable transplants (peppers, tomatoes, corn, cowpeas and beans). I am so proud of him because he has never grown anything…ever! He did this on his own, I did not advise him of the dos and don'ts for sowing seeds so I am very impressed. Not bad for a born and bred big city boy.
We placed shade protectors over his newbies today due to the thunderstorms we have been receiving lately. Basically we reused the chicken wire cages I mentioned in an earlier post. I had a bunch of muslin I purchased several years ago for peanuts (for a quilting project) and anchored pieces over the cages. Very inexpensive, but effective. I have also used light colored tarps, cheesecloth, tall plants (sunflowers) and row covers in the past, but I am partial to the newest method.
I hope things are going well in your gardens!!!