After the torrential rains of Friday and Saturday, Sunday was a perfect day, balmy and bright, warm enough to work outside with just a light sweatshirt on.
Chuck and I got busy and made some mini hoop houses for our raised beds.
Hoop houses are now trendy, as full sized greenhouses and as what we used to call cold frames back in the olden days, when I was a kid.
|The Materials Assembled|
|Adding the Poly|
It's a bit early, I admit it. However, there's a 50 50 chance by my estimation that we could get through the rest of winter without another freeze, so I think these little crops might work out, and soon we could be munching on some fresh greens.
And if not, well I had a marvellous time with my sleeves rolled up, in my gum boots, digging in the dirt with the sun on my back and Bogey chasing the odd stick I stopped to throw!
A quick trip to the back garden yielded this great news - the garlic planted in October is all up now. We can look forward to another (bigger) crop of garlic this year. I am going to put more in this spring to see how it performs alongside the fall planted crop.