Last year I had my husband build a wall to block off the top portion of our backyard for a garden. The wall wasn’t finished until late June so the lot sat gardenless and I killed a few tomato, squash, pepper, and strawberry plants on the patio instead.
This year, I plan to use my brown thumb in the garden area so I had to do some work removing the beautiful greenery I have been growing all winter – weeds.
So, Friday evening the husband went to Home Depot and rented a rototiller after he got off work.
He got home around 6:00 and spent an hour and a half pulling weeds and tilling the soil while I joined in my first Twitter #wineparty.
Saturday morning, the husband got up early and finished tilling and cleaning the garden area with the assistance of the early rising crazy monkey. I took care of the little monster inside, sleeping next to her until she woke me up at 9:15.
Part 1 of the garden is now complete. I worked hard and got the area cleared out of the weeds I grow successfully each year.
The area is now ready for my neighbor to come over and design the optimal layout and plant the seeds.
Planting a garden sure does require a lot of time and effort on my part but I hope to grow a lot of fruits and vegetables this year.
Stay tuned for more on this year’s garden…
If you haven’t checked out my first giveaway yet then do so because it closes on April 6th (but after you leave a comment admiring my hard work on this year’s garden so far).