Early this spring I had high hopes when I reworked my square foot grids with outdoor nylon rope. It lasted only 2 seasons.
The needles and leaves are a results of Hurricane Hermine’s winds coming through earlier this weekend, but the nylon grid had disintegrated well before the storm.
I spent some time in Lowe’s yesterday finding what I hope will be the last grid material I need. I have tried coated wire before, but the wire was purchased for supports for climbing squash and was too stiff in the garden. This wire has a great blend of sturdy but flexible.
This wire also marks a change in direction for grid color. I have always marked out my grids in white, liking the crisp contrast. This time I went with black, to blend into the soil visually.
A note if you decide to use wire in your beds for grids or anything else – I specifically wanted a coated wire because uncoated may get pretty hot in the summer sun and burn the plants that brush up against it.
Now that I am back on the grid (again), time to get my fall lettuce and spinach seeds planted!