Post by 12540dumont on Jun 23, 2012 16:37:24 GMT -5
So what you end up with is a basket that is about 8-9 inches tall and 8-9 inches wide.
You will have to fold over the top of the middle cut wire as well, as there is no clean edge. The baskets last about 4 years left continually in the ground. About 10 years if you dig them up at the end of the season. (CAREFULLY).
We do a combination. I leave bean baskets in place to do peas the following season.
Post by 12540dumont on Jun 24, 2012 15:59:09 GMT -5
We leave 1-2 inches above ground.
Last year one gopher was sitting in a basket eating beans. That was when the cat saw him. Too late, no escape!
Leo makes bigger baskets for things like lilacs and roses. Don't tell Joseph, he'd make me take them out.
By the way, moles are carnivores...gophers are vegetarians. In other words, moles are not the culprit in the eating of young plants. That doesn't mean to say they won't make a mess pushing up plants while hunting grubs.
Yes I know moles don't eat plants, But they make a mess in the garden and push up the plants when tunneling. It's been dry here and they love that we have been watering the garden and flowers. Carolyn put down some flower seed mats and they made a mess of them I've pushed them back down five or six times we don't think they will come up as the mat drys out so much.