While he worked on that Megan and I readied a bed for some cool weather plants.
The first in the ground was butter crisp lettuce.
As we have been experiencing blow normal temperatures with freezing nights I knew that I had to protect my new plants. Have you seen the Homestead Blessings Gardening DVD? It shows a great way to cover your early plants with a frost cover. The frost covers just so happened to be buy one get one free at the hardware store a few weeks ago.
After the bed was planted the first step was to ad re bar to hold the support for the frost cover.
For the support I needed something that was flexible enough to bend. After looking at several options in the plumbing area I settled on a roll of pex tubing.
The pipe slides over the re bar and what my mom calls the covered wagon is formed.
While Chuck and I worked at filling soil in our new bed Megan played in the dirt with her cars. She had a blast!
Finally the new bed was full and ready for planting. A few cabbage plants were added to this bed.
Then it was time to cover up my new babies. The great thing about these covers is that rain and sun are able to come through the covers. That means that until the threat of frost is over I won't have to worry about removing these as the sun warms and adding them back on before sunset.
I was so happy to spend some time playing in the dirt!
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!