by A.J. Coltrane
It’s supposed to get warm the next few days, possibly into the high 70’s at our house. Today seemed like a good day to put the shade cloth over the cool-weather vegetables.
I’d previously purchased the shade cloth. The bag said it was 6′ x 50′. I unfolded the cloth into what looked like a 6′ x 25′ length and cut. The intention was to get two 6′ pieces off of one end. What I got was two 9′ pieces. No idea why. 9 doesn’t divide evenly into 50..
As it turns out, I only had enough dowels to do two boxes, so I did this:
The shade cloth is held in place by large binder clips.
Half-barrel Container: Shallots, Arugula, Fernleaf Dill
Left EarthBoxes: Little Gem Romaine Lettuce, Spinach
Center EarthBoxes: Parsley and Cilantro (both mostly hidden) and more Spinach.
Right EarthBox: Tulle covered, formerly home of the Pak Choi before it bolted.
I was feeling pretty clever! We’ll see if it actually helps.
Bonus girl cat pic.