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So this video was shot two weeks ago. As you’ll see, I gave you a taste of the incredible amount of rain we’ve been getting here in North Carolina and all around the southeast. At one point as the rain is coming down, you can just hear the frustration in my voice. Yet, I’ve been around gardening long enough to know that build it right and things will work out.
And that’s the case today. We’ve finally had a glorious week of sunshine and I’ve taken full advantage of being outside playing in the garden. The plants have indeed rebounded. The seeds have germinated nicely and the sun has dried out the saturated soil and greened up the foliage. But just as things are getting good, I’m leaving for a few days. I’m looking into a “garden-cam” to monitor the garden online 24/7. Am I obsessive? Maybe a little, but I do think about it often while I’m away, plus I thought it would be fun for anyone to log in and check out the garden whenever they want. So, I’m making progress on that but unfortunately it won’t be set up before I go.
Back to the video for a moment. I realized I didn’t take any time in it to show you how I constructed the bamboo fence. If anyone wants to know, just looking at it will let you see it’s a simple weaving process. So far it has served its purpose well and is quite sturdy. And of course, the best part is the price…free!
I haven’t spent any more money yet so I still have a little over ten dollars on standby to deal with potential pest or disease issues that might come up. I have two more videos to edit this week so look for those to appear soon.
Current Expense Count (still the same):
Seed starting Mix: 2 bags….$7.00
Twine for bamboo………....$2.27
Two tomato plants…………$5.28
Thanks for keeping up with my progress and especially for your support. I love getting your comments on this blog and when you post them on YouTube too.