After several weeks of digging, stone excavating, building, and painting, our veggie garden is finally ready for the big reveal:
Our veggie garden fence is finally done!
|our (hopefully!) critter-proof veggie garden fence!|
Knowing that we have rabbits, groundhogs, and deer in the area to fend off, we did our best to make our garden safe for the veggie plants.
|Veggies tasty for the critters are on the inside of the fence.|
On the outside are plants usually avoided, such as rhubarb and ground cherries
The bottom part has 1/2" wire mesh to keep out the smaller critters. We dug trenches and buried the mesh a foot down to hopefully deter the tunneling groundhogs (or, as we call them, R.O.U.S.'s).
Larger-holed mesh covers the middle chunk, and wire is strung near the top to hopefully prevent the deer from thinking this was a free, all-you-can-eat salad buffet.
I have to give major props to the fabulous Mr. Red House, who designed and built this gorgeous arbor and gate for me!
Within, the garden holds pretty much all the components of several types of salsa, as well as a mean salad or two. Having quite the plethora of stones after digging up the ground for the garden, the veggie beds are lined with (can you guess?) rocks.
|Our veggie garden only contains organic, hand-dug, native rocks.|
'Cause that's the way we roll...
There is still a little more stone-moving and filling up of ditches to be done, but I'm so happy that the garden is pretty much done and the veggies are in the ground!