Summer is in full swing here on the farm! We have been spending as much time as possible in the yard and garden. While planning this years garden I enjoyed many trips to garden centers across the northwest. I love looking at plans for laying out my plants and flowers, seeing the various ways to grow things and all the products on the market to accomplish this! I found that most things were doable on my own, with items I can salvage from around the area, or I may have tucked away. For the most part I only had to buy new on just a couple things, the rest has been reclaimed and given new life. As you know I like to live a more "green" lifestyle, so where better to start than in the garden! Here is a tour for you. Enjoy!
This is an old head board I bought from my friend Carol, I was so Happy when Nathan said we had the hardware to hang it without having to contact a welder! To me it is a grand welcome to our home!
Peppers like warmth! So to do this I gave them a bed in an old metal trough, filled it with some wonderful old rotting straw (producing heat while it decomposes) and then built an A-frame of just two windows I picked up from my Friend Carol.
The result is some very happy peppers (this photo was taken when they were first planted, now they are pressing the top of the window!).
Marianne for $5! It works perfect to tie my tomato plants to! More black plastic reused for heat and cover.
The inside of an old dryer, Dad had used this years ago for flowers and I decided it would be perfect for my tomatoes!
My favorite project was using this old wedding tulle for covering my cabbage plants and Kale. I have a problem with moths eating the plants every year and my friend Scott said he used old gossamer left over from a party, for row coverage successfully! So, with a ton of this tulle left from our wedding (11 years ago!) I decided to give it a new life and it works great!
My concrete bull, I will tell the story on this guy someday. For now all I will say is my sister Errin has his mate in her bee garden and they are wonderful to see!
And with all the work done and everything planted I get to enjoy the best part of my garden...the view!
Thank you for visiting, enjoy your Summer!!! Love, Jennifer