Have you ever looked at someone’s garden and thought, “wow! how in the world do they get their garden rows so straight?” That was the dilemma that my mom and I found ourselves in this go around with the garden. You see, we had a lot of small kids “helping us out” and very quickly all of those rows that should be pretty and straight became crooked and a jumbled mess.
Zigzagged rows may not seem like much of an issue while seeds are still young but certain crops such as corn truly do deserve straight beautiful rows because it allows not only the plant to receive the proper amount of sunlight but it also helps display the plant in such a beautiful way that you don’t want to miss.
5 Simple Steps To Get Straight Garden Rows
- Measure. Figure out where you want your rows to go. We were planting corn and needed a bare minimum of two feet in between each row.
- Set Your Stakes. Once we knew where each row was to go we placed a stake on the end to establish that row.
- Twine Time. Oh, who doesn’t love twine? It comes in handy on the homestead. We tied a piece of long twine around each stake and then moved on to step number four.
- Line It Up. Walking across the garden with the twine we where able to map out where the row would go. We then placed our stakes on the opposite side of the garden.
- Mound Your Rows. Now all you have to do is mound your rows and plant your seeds. What an easy way to keep straight rows in the garden. What used to be a chore now takes no time at all. The best is yet to come – yummy corn!
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