Thursday, April 28, 2011
This is about all the gardening I've been able to do so far, what with school being busy and all the wet weather we've been having. I planted some ranunculi, pansies, and lettuce in the containers on our deck.
Since Erick is post-call today (and actually got some sleep last night) I was really hoping we could start working on this section of the garden today:
Unfortunately it is super windy, and raining, so I don't know if we'll be able to. This area is essentially the only reliably sunny spot in our backyard. We're planning on doubling the size of that little plot and growing some vegetables and maybe some zinna or craspedia. While they aren't visible, there are bricks stuck solidly in the ground along the border of the current garden, so we'll need to dig those out, then dig up the grass in rows, and flip it upside down so the grass dies, but we don't lose much top soil...that's what was suggested to us anyways. Then add some more soil and manure and whatnot...then plant! I have zero experience working on a garden from the beginning of a season to the end of one, so fingers crossed that all things go at least somewhat according to plan!