Thursday, May 21, 2009
We planted our garden! If you've been faithful with this silly blog for a year or longer, you may remember my garden woes from last year. This is now the 4th summer we've lived in this house (impossible to believe, I know), and therefore the 4th garden we've planted. The first one was a menial success, emphasis on menial. The second year, we grew nothing but weeds, and horrible weeds at that--this nasty, sticky grass that has briars and grossness and gets in your pants and socks and never comes out (bet you can't tell I hate the stuff). Last year, we went all-out, with fertilization, black plastic, and an abundance of what we thought were cantaloupe-turned-pumpkin.
This year, we have high hopes, as last year produced so beautifully. We planted fewer plants this year, as last year turned to a jungle at the end. We now have tomatoes, peppers, a variety of herbs, butternut squash, and watermelon plants in, and the garden is going to be awesome! We weren't able to obtain the lovely rabbit manure that contributed to our success last year, but I have some other fertilizers that I hope will be second-best.
Funny: after planting the plants, Lee came inside asking us for his watermelon now. He hasn't quite grasped the concept of waiting for the plants to grow.