Look What I Did!

For the past few days I have been working on completing a garden project that I am very excited about. I built a fence around my garden.

I know, this might not be the most exciting news in the world, but boy am I excited about it. Not only does it look so much nicer than the sagging, flimsy chicken wire I staked around the garden last year, but I made it all by myself!

What do you think?

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It’s made from PVC pipe and connectors, the same flimsy chicken wire that was around the garden last year, and a ton of zip ties. And, wait for it, I even made a gate for it! Never underestimate the power of a woman who wants a nice looking fence around her garden!

This was really a cinch to build. It took more time that it should have only because of the exhausting heat I’ve had to contend with for the past week. Actually, if the weather had been more cooperative, I probably could have finished it in a day or two. As it was, it took a bit longer.

Plus, it cost only about $50. I swear the chicken wire alone for my 16′ x 32′ garden would probably be half that, but I got mine at a garage sale and from a little neighborly garbage picking.

If you’d like to read how I made this, check out my post at Simply Grateful Gardener for Building A Garden Fence With PVC Pipe. Maybe next I’ll make a new A-frame for the cucumbers and then a smaller one for the zucchini. The possibilities are endless.

Finally, something in the garden going right, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.

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10 responses

  1. That looks fantastic! This is giving me some great ideas – we aren’t quite sure if we’ll need the fence yet, but a bunny has appeared in the backyard, and I’m keeping a close eye on veggies to make sure there aren’t any nibbles…. Great job!

    • This fence has really been a garden saver for me. I have watched the bunnies run circles around the garden looking for a way in, to no avail. My neighbors get a kick out of watching the bunnies too!

    • I have and it is taking a lot of time and effort to keep it up. The weather has not been very cooperative, being far too hot and sunny for me to spend the time necessary out there, but at least the garden is growing.

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