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Re: One of those moments
  • Subject: Re: One of those moments
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 17:06:16 -0500

LOL - understand completely dear.  Been gardening all these years and just
got my first hoe (Warren hoe) - love it.   where have I been??

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:

> Did you ever struggle with a problem and then when the solution came to
> you, it was so obvious you felt like an idiot? I had one of those
> epiphanies last week. I used to think I had a brain...
> I have the occasional critter problem in my vegetable garden, plus
> unsettled weather in spring. I protect my row crops like corn, beans,
> and lettuce with floating row cover; I pull 15 feet or so off the roll
> each year and anchor it over the beds for about a month until the frost
> quits, the winds die down and the plants are big enough not to get
> munched.
> For tomatoes I slide those plastic protectors, the "wall o'water"
> things, over the tomato cage. It's too annoying to actually fill them
> with water - it's always windy, the tubes collapse and I end up soaking
> wet and covered with mud. But just sliding them over the cages works
> like a charm.
> Squash, melons, and cucumber I hadn't figured out. Sometimes I protected
> the seeds with those little strawberry baskets, but I had to have some
> on hand. Sometimes I made a little chicken-wire enclosure. I thought
> about cloches, but it gets too hot under one even in spring. Didn't want
> to make cages to support wall o'waters, and I really hate using them
> with the water. So every year I futzed around with something.
> Last week while I was rolling up the cover over the lettuce it came to
> me. Just cut the row cover into an appropriate size square and anchor it
> over where I plant the seed. How easy is that? How dumb not to think of
> it sometime in the last 10 years? DOH!
> Cyndi
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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