Minnesota weather prevents tomato plants from prematurely putting down roots in the not yet warm enough garden soil. Stuck in black plastic pots  waiting for the optimum transition, you might cover the pots with burlap adding a sort of flair.

Scarecrows have been around for centuries and this is the year we will have one in our garden.

They can also be a creative way of recycling old clothes, hats, fabric or whatever you may  have lying around.

Hen and Hammock  provides everything you will need to built this not so scarey scarecrow except the hat.

A pair of ruby slippers, a lion and tin man then it’s off to Oz.

If I only had a brain……