So as I rounded one side and discovered just one more staple left, I had to come up with a creative solution.
|Row cover keeps in moisture and heat, just what seeds and plants need in the spring.|
I found one, bent it in half and stuck it through the ground cloth and down into the hay. It was perfect, in fact, more perfect than the staples because these had 6" "legs" which easily reached the ground through thick hay mulch.
|Pushed down even further, the flag wires made great staples to hold down the ground cloth.|
I took a few minutes to walk through the garden pulling up a dozen flag wires, and easily finished staking down the ground cloth, quite pleased with this reuse of something otherwise left to rust away.