Today I dug four new garden beds.
Two 10 1/2 foot rows of Burpee's Garden Sweet Peas were planted on the south side of the kennel garden, and protected with folding wire fencing.
Two 12 foot rows of Sugar Lace Snap Peas were planted on the north (left) side of the kennel, also protected with the short fencing.
Two new beds were made at the west end of the kennel. The small bed (back) will probably be the home to a couple of cucumbers that can be trained up the kennel's chain link. The 2' x 8' bed in the foreground will possibly be planted with parsnips.
All four of the new beds were amended with many bucket loads of composted manure. I think I might have worked off a couple of pounds today! But I wasn't quite finished for the day.
I hauled 8 more buckets of manure for the raspberry bed. Then I began cutting strips of old nylons and tied a few canes to the wires. I was just getting started with the tying, when Son John showed up with a nice surprise.
See the green fence posts and the plastic mesh fence?
Can you see where he's going with this?
The RV dealership where John works is replacing their 4' chain link fencing, which is in excellent condition. It was just going to be disposed of, so John decided it could be repurposed as a sturdy garden fence for me! This first section, which happened to be exactly the length of the west garden, is one 23' long solid gate. John will remove the wheels, and the end posts will slip right over the two green corner posts. He brought a 5' gate, on wheels, that will be installed where the tiny gate is now, along the south end of the garden. That will allow me to at least get the garden cart through! He has all the posts, railings and chain link to do the entire garden. No way will Annie and Otto be able to get in!
Well, back to work. I'm in charge of removing all the old fencing. I also walk around with level in hand, so John keeps everything plumb and level.