Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kristi's Backyard Garden, take 2

If at first you can't succeed, try try again. If a horse bucks you off, get right back in the saddle again. These are my new mantras.

That's right folks, after the gardening disaster of 07 I am back in the saddle again.

After all "The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed." Right?

So I recruited some friends whose spring break schedule had recently been freed up due to an unfortunate case of the plague at Kayla's house.

It's really nice when you can recruit people to dig a garden for you while you sit and nurse your baby on the back porch and watch.

As a side note, would you look at the quality craftmanship on those soccer goals? That took Ralphie and I a good two hours.

Carrying on.... I know it's a little late to be planting from seeds, but..

And here we have it, my "bit of earth" which I must now fill with a mixture of all sorts of expensive things, like garden soil.

I assume that in the olden days they didn't have "garden soil" and pete moss and all that. They dug a hole in the ground, took a seed out of the tomato they were eating and put it in. Let nature take it's course, you know? So it kind of gets my goat that I have to mix in all sorts of sand, and yadda yadda in to have any hope of growing things.

Which hope will be smashed if I can't jimmy rig some kind of fence to keep out dogs, birds, children and so on. Any ideas?

Thanks Bart and Janssen for digging my garden whilst I ate pizza and made witty remarks from the porch!
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Janssen said...

No mention of the crepes? The divine crepes?!

Gretchen said...

We went with the oh-so-classy looking chicken wire enclosure covered with netting over the top.

Bart said...

It was vermiculite. And here's the link about square foot gardening:

Melissa Ash said...

We just built three garden boxes. I am HOPING we do not have a disaster like yours!!! I think it would ruin my excitement!! And I totally agree that all these soil enriching things bug me, too! Oh well!! We don't want a $50.00 tomato!! So, we'll buy that stuff, too!!

Wendy said...

Way to go on starting the garden!! I didn't hear mention of Blaine helping. I assume he was there, too, and not on the porch! It looks like you dug up sod? How did that go?