This structure is in no way massively overkill for the teeny
tiny 2” high cucumber plants I bought.
Speaking of which yesterday I discovered that I do not know the
difference between feet and inches. ( “
or ‘ ) Which is why Simon
had to build this huge structure.
I picked up the cucumber plants and thought it said “Plant
6 inches a part” when what it actually said was “Plant 6’ a part.”
The ‘ means feet
not inches apparently. I hate math.
And so these tiny plants
can not go in a wine barrel like I had planned, instead they go in the ground
on an enormous wooden structure that looks like a cross between a giant loom and
a hangman’s gallows. Is it dominating the yard? Yes. Is it kinda ugly? Yes. WIll it inevitably piss off Bertie? Yes.
And so it stays.