Well, it’s another rainy day here in the Pacific Northwest. But when you are on a mission to grow 4,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables in your backyard, there is no time for slacking off. So today, I worked on a mini project I’ve been meaning to get to for some time now. Installing a rock border.
If you don’t know already, I am a HUGE fan of landscape fabric. HUGE. Every spring and fall Costco sells it for around $35 a roll, and let me tell you Bob, as soon as I know they have it in stock, I run down and swoop up a few rolls.
Last year I used some old fence boards to contain the mini vegetable garden that grows just behind our front fence. I grew peas in the spring, and tomatoes and beans in the summer months.
But this year, I’m planting something different.
Tall sunflowers and bush zucchini plants. I’m hoping the sunflowers will grow tall enough to peek over the top of the fence so people will be able to see them from the road. And the zucchini, well, we all know that stuff can pretty much grow anywhere. I’m going to try a bush variety this year, and I’m excited.
What do you think? Do you think the fence will make a nice backdrop for the sunflowers?