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The overwintered kale is sprouting!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Protecting the Peppers

My avid gardening neighbour, Raylene has erected a simple, but effective row cover to protect her precious peppers from the still-cool night temperatures.. She just inserts a 2-foot piece of wrought iron garden edging into each end of her bed and stretches a light-weight row cover between the pieces of edging. Then, she secures the fabric with clothes pins - simple, but smart!

You can see her garlic in the second photo and it's interplanted with a pretty mix of red and green lettuces - another good use of space.. Happy Gardening!



2 comments:

  1. Great idea about the row cover...everyone should have a bit of that in the shed for emergencies as well, plastic or fleece...like yesterday when the heavens opened with razors of rain...poor delicate early lettuce....but did manage to protect most of it. The sun has come out down here..hopefully where you are as well.

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  2. Thanks! That rain was crazy.. at least the soil is wet nice and deep now.. fingers crossed for a few days of nice sunshine..

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