Saturday, October 10, 2009

Building Continues

To hold the plant support structure steady, braces are here being cut. They are screwed into the uprights and into the land scape timbers. It took a few more 2X2s then I expected. I started with 16 thinking that would be enough for two, but I neglected to take into account the bracing that was needed. When the structure was all finished it actually took about 12 instead of the 8 that I had calulated.
The last round of timbers were attached after the uprights were in place and relatively vertical. The squaring up process came after the cross pieces were in place and before the bracing began. It all came together quite nicely.

Finally the project was finished. The compst material taken from mowing the yard a couple days earlier has been spread in the beds waiting for the winter weather to turn it into mush. In the spring the compost will be turned under in preparation for planting. Now that all the fall work is completed planning for Spring will begin. I usually get my first garden seed catalog right around Christmas time. It's always such a joy to be able to start thinking about Spring after the holiday bustle is over.

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