Monday, August 24, 2009

Garden Gate

garden gate 1
This past weekend, I finally got around to installing my garden gate. I'm not a handyman by any stretch of the imagination, but all in all, I think it turned out well. Installing the gate was pretty quick, taking me about an hour. I constructed the gate using pine 2 x 3's and some mesh wire. Three inch screws hold the pieces together and metal ties reinforce the corners of the frame. Simple hinges connect the gate to an outer wooden frame, which is kept in place by metal posts driven into the ground. Though it's not perfect, the end result seems to do the job (open and close, that is). Only time will tell whether or not the gate and fence will keep out the neighborhood critters.

garden gate 3 garden gate 2
On a side note, the hakurei turnips and mesclun mix that I direct-sowed a few days ago have begun to emerge. (Surprisingly quick!) A small victory for the gardener. This will have to mitigate the damage that's being done to my Asian greens and broccoli by an unknown insect. I will have to do some investigating.

turnips and mesclun

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