Spring Kitchen Garden Preparations

by projectbuddy

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Spring has been a bit more unpredictable than usual here in Tidewater Virginia this year as we have been fluctuating between very warm days and very cold days. Last weekend was beautiful and perfect for getting the garden established and looking good. This weekend has been cold, windy, and rainy.

Rather than making fencing this year, I decided to use some rather inexpensive pre-made fencing that comes in 15 feet lengths. This type doesn’t necessarily need to be permanent installed, and so I can roll it back up and store it away in the winter to extend it’s life.

A white fence, even one as informal as this, always seems to dress up and define even the smallest garden. I like using garden fencing because it helps to keep out stray animals while giving the songbirds something to perch on while they are looking for a good insect meal.

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These photographs were taken April 2013. Each of these fenced kitchen garden beds is 3 feet deep and 12 feet long. The pathway is approximately 3 feet wide. When the fencing is not in place, the brick-edged beds are easily accessible from either the pathway or the lawn area.