A Secret Doorway to the Tomato Garden

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.

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Rainbow in the mist.

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Banana break.

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Hamilton Marine container gardening.

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Netting is up.

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Here is the simple “doorway” to the garden I designed after Wayne attached the netting.

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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.

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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.

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The doorway when closed.

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The entrance is opened by holding the bamboo that is woven into the netting and door and then removing the bamboo “bolt.”

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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!

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