Wayne planted the tomato seedlings and we developed a new netting system for which I devised a doorway to our raised bed gardens out of bamboo sticks! A how-to follows our planting in pictures.
Rainbow in the mist.
Hamilton Marine container gardening.
Netting is up.
Here is the simple “doorway” to the garden I designed after Wayne attached the netting.
First, Wayne secured the netting to the entrance by placing it between two pieces of wood that was then screwed into the base of the bed. A few inches of excess netting are intentionally left which is where the bamboo “bolt” will latch.
I weaved a bamboo stick into the end of the “door” which could then be held closed by using another bamboo stick as a “bolt” by weaving it into the top and bottom of the netting extended out from the wood slats AND the netting at the edge of the door.
The doorway when closed.
The entrance is opened by holding the bamboo that is woven into the netting and door and then removing the bamboo “bolt.”
Earlier today I sat in my sunroom looking half-heartedly at our hummingbird feeder. It had been almost one week and two sugar water changes yet I hadn’t seen a single hummingbird. Seconds after I had given up a hummingbird appeared! I was so thrilled! It flew away, came back for another quick drink and left.
I’m off to get ready for bed after a rewarding weekend spent outdoors. I hope you all had a great weekend!