Gardening in November 2017

| 11/6/2017 11:28:00 AM

Adventures of Old Nebraska Dave 

November finally brought the fall weather to Nebraska. The temps are 50s during the day and 20s during the night. The killing frost came about 2 1/2 weeks late. For a couple weeks, wind was the weather that kept me inside and not working on the garden cleanup. 

Terra Nova East side fence

This year has been the year of vandalism for the garden. Old rusty chicken wire might keep out rabbits and other creatures, but not so much 13-year-old boys roaming the neighborhood with nothing else to do. This is the second or maybe third time they have vandalized the garden.  Each time the escalation was a bit more than the last. They smashed up two of my big wooden tomato cages beyond repair, dumped over barrels off the mini water tower, and tore a big hole in the chicken wire fence. As I've said in the past, neighbors have taken over watching out for the garden as I live about 20 minutes away. Cops were called and the culprits were caught. I didn't press charges and hopefully this will be the end of damage from them. This area where the garden resides is not the best part of town and I expected a lot more than what I've had over the six years of gardening here.

So anyway, yesterday was a day of fence replacement. It really needed replacing, so the schedule was just stepped up a little sooner. I still have some work to be done on the roadside wooden fence. It's the section that the van smashed through about four years ago. I did my best to get put it all back together, but it just wasn't the same and is now falling apart in those sections. I'm hoping to get that repaired before the snow flies as well.

Bed 3 2017

11/9/2017 4:53:45 PM

Yea, glad to see commenting back.

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