This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, March 26, 2007

new fence

fence
I am experimenting with this new fence. I need a way to keep the dog out of the garden. Sorry Skip! It just doesn't work to have him using it as a litter box. I need a fence that I can easily step over. Also it shouldn't interfere with my sprinklers. This fence is 28 inches high and quite sturdy. I was able to get two of the four posts into the soil - its still a bit too frozen where the other two need to go. The fence is designed to keep small animals out of the garden (e.g. rabbits). I think I'll end up digging it into the ground a bit so its quite not so tall.

garden structures

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Blogger Chris The Gardener said...

I use the same kind of fencing to keep the dogs out of my vegetable garden as well. I put a matching gate on mine but I can vouch that it does work quite well and can be stepped over with a little tippy-toe action. Gorgeous pictures! I'm gonna add you to my read this blog list!

March 27, 2007 8:27 AM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

I'm glad to hear the fence works well. I enjoyed looking at your garden pictures. Great garden!

March 27, 2007 8:49 AM

 

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