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New markers and new sfgs!

Post  northerngardens on 5/22/2010, 6:19 pm

We have been working away at our new SFG. My little helper said today that he "loves our SFG"! I had a big chuckle over that. He is so into gardening now!

We have four boxes, and I also built 2 tomato cages and a compost this spring!

My wonderful helper! Echinaecha, rosemary, onions and spinach up so far Smile


New potato cages and composter in the background.


The markers that I made this afternoon. I still have several left to make!


All four sfgs, the new cage covers that I just finished, and my proud helper!


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Re: New markers and new sfgs!

Post  Megan on 5/22/2010, 6:24 pm

Wow, really great looking! okay Quite a handsome helper you have there, too.

How did you bind together the corners of the chicken wire for your covers?

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Re: New markers and new sfgs!

Post  northerngardens on 5/22/2010, 6:30 pm

Thanks! My helper is invaluable Smile

I had these little white tye wraps that worked really well. I found it easiest to cut the two short sides first and attach them to the frame. Then attach one side of the long piece of chicken wire to the frame. I then used the white tye wraps up the sides of the short pieces, along the tops, down the other side and then cut the long piece of chicken wire. I did the long piece first with the first cage I made and I had some cw left over afterwards. My measuring apparently wasn't quite on

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Re: New markers and new sfgs!

Post  Megan on 5/22/2010, 6:32 pm

Looks great to me!

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Re: New markers and new sfgs!

Post  dmpower on 5/22/2010, 8:30 pm

Your covers look amazing!! I am so sad whenever I have to protect yet another garden because of the look, but I think I may have to re-do mine. What kind and size wire did you use for your cages?
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Re: New markers and new sfgs!

Post  quiltbea on 5/22/2010, 9:45 pm

Your beds are looing good but your helper is even better.
When he has nothing better to do, send him to my house. I'm in zone 5 as well.
Good luck and enjoy.

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