Old Umbrellas

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Old Umbrellas

Postby hillfarm_girl » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:58 am

Those old umbrellas can be very useful in the garden. Knock any handles off so that they can be staked into the ground.
They provide nice protection from the sun to allow transplanted seedlings to get off to a good start.
For instance, I plant silverbeet seeds straight into the soil then thin out, but I used the thinnings to make another bed (same with lettuce). The transplanted thinnings always go floppy but the old umbrellas fixed that problem. After the seedlings perk up, the brollys - of course - can be packed off to the shed.
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