Then I moved on to fixing poles for my perennial sweet peas and clematis to climb on. I wanted to work on the vegetable garden, and discovered I did not have enough weed barrier fabric to cover it. Wondering where this is going? Someone had given me lots of curtain/decorator type fabric I was never going to use. I used that! One year I used old sheets--it all works. I stake it all down with electric fence posts. Yes, I now have a decorator garden. Definitely a "scrap" pattern!
After everything is planted and growing, I will cover the entire garden with wheat straw about 6-8" thick. This helps with weeds and keeps my garden from drying out. In the fall I pull everything up, take the vines/dead plants off, pull up the fabric but leave the straw/grass clippings to be tilled back into the garden. But today I haven't any spoons to play with, and will take it easy. I still have to plant my garden, but maybe I can do that tomorrow.