Thursday, August 8, 2013

Corner post

Slow day on the farm.

I cut a Black Locust to use as a corner post for the new garden plot.  It was about 5" in diameter and had about a two and a half inch heartwood.

Black Locust heartwood is exceptionally rot resistant. 

I peeled off the bark because it seemed to want to come off and I was concerned that I would not be able to slide it into the hole made by my six inch post hole digger.  Yes, I know.  Five inches is less that six inches.  but this log was not perfectly round, or straight and it had some stubs sticking out.  Gad that log was slippery after the bark was peeled off.

The post is not straight.  I figured I would put a little bit of TILT on it to compensate for what the tension of the wire will do.  I will take and post some pictures tomorrow.

The soil is quite sandy.  The potatoes should do fabulously.

I need to cut a couple more large sticks for posts.

1 comment:

  1. There's more to a corner post than the post, but I don't have to tell you that. The proper corner is a device made of three or more posts, with cross-bracing. When wire is tightened against it, it will not tilt, sag, or pull out of the ground.

    I also concrete my corner posts in. All three of the uprights have an 80 lb bag of sacrete in the hole.


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