foreverHoping cleaning my room? It's pretty necessary
I took the better part of yesterday afternoon weeding out my garden and turning over the soil. I now have nice fresh brown earth to plant in. I wish I had taken a before picture, because it was ridiculous out there. It took me two hours just to dig up the weeds, and another hour to turn over the soil and rake it through.
I also re-established the boundaries to my garden, and cleared out a pathway throughout, so that I can walk without squishing plants. I covered the pathway with bricks and stones, and made boundaries with wood to each section of the garden. I made an entire section for my dad’s compost heap, which has yielded amazing rich brown soil AND some potato and pumpkin plants! He threw a few of the pumpkin seeds and lo and behold, pumpkin vines!
When I finish planting the seeds, I am going to throw a layer of that rich soil on top of them as top-soil. My dad recently did that with some old strawberries. He took about a carton and covered them with the rich soil. It was only a few days ago, but I am hoping it might turn into some strawberries.
Today I spent most of the day sick as a dog, but I got to thinking and researching which plants I want in my garden, and I came down to a few with a short time till maturity (around 2-3 months) and late planting times.
2. pole beans
and maybe some herbs for cooking, like basil, rosemary, mint, oregano, those types of things, because I would love some fresh herbs while I am attempting to cook, hehe.
Tomorrow I am off to the store to figure out which plants I can get a hold of.