Gardening updatePosted by in Gardening
I’ve committed to spending more time on the gardens this year – flower and vegetable. Here is a before photo of a horrible disaster of a flower garden that has become overrun with weeds. It was just out of control. Now, I am sure Martha would be able to give me exact instructions about how to take control of it. Instead, we did what Martha most likely does – pay someone to do it for us!
Our lawn/garden guy came with a rototiller and tilled it and raked out the weeds, after we dug out the plants we wanted to save. He mulched it and then we went and replanted the plants and bought a few more. I’m hopeful that it will look decent the rest of the year.
As for the vegetable garden, I started my seeds indoors about a month ago and this weekend we moved the plants outside. We dug up a small part of the yard, covered it with a biodegradable paper and put a fence around it (we have aggressive deer and rabbits). We’ll see how it does. Part of our problem in the past has been that we take very good care of it but then go on vacation at the end of July/beginning of August and it all goes to hell.
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That is a dramatic transformation! I hope your flowers are happy in their new clean bed. I feel fortunate that (knock on wood) the deer and rabbits haven’t discovered my garden yet. Since flowers and vegetables are all in the same large space, I’d have to fence it all in, and it would be tricky. Wishing you a good gardening season!
Sue (from the blogathon)
Well it appears as if we had a frost and I lost most of the vegetables! I’ll be updating about that soon.
Wow, that’s going to be a really nice garden! I’m envious.
I have yet to get my seeds planted, but we’ve been having some hard frosts at night this past week. I usually wait until late May or early June. I just love gardening.
Keep us updated on how it goes.
Oh no, I just read your comment about the frost and losing your vegetables. I hope that’s not the case.
Looks like it’s all lost at this point. The pumpkins are still green but some of the leaves are gone. Looks like I’ll be buying some plants to put in!
Don’t despair just yet. Sometimes just as it all seems to be over, they come back to life. I usually water them with water and a bit of sugar (my little trick) and then everything seems to work. It has certainly worked with my tomato plants and rose bushes!
Can’t wait for the update.