I was clearing out my garden, when I saw that I had 4 different sections, 3 of which are not in good use for a garden. Lets call them, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Section 4 is where I use for my garden, and 3 is for my dad’s compost. However, section 1 gets the most sunlight, and has a perfect water source. So I started to clean it out. My dad had a pile of wood, and a wooden platform covering the entire thing, so I decided to move it.
Underneath, I found a layer of leaves, and up came what but a few hornets, which were madly buzzing around. This may have just been a coincidence, but I believe that there is a hornets nest located underneath the leaves! This not only doesn’t give me access to section 1, but it cuts off all of the other sections for use as well!
Does anyone have any tips or comments on how to get rid of this nest! Or is it even a nest?! I would love some help, because I am simply lost.
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.
I have always wanted to plant a garden… gardens are beautiful places that, though they require work, can be a relaxing outlet for peoples lives.
I have a plot of land in my back yard that is dedicated for gardening, and I have always spoke of clearing out the weeds and planting something beautiful. Now is the opportunity I need to get this done!
I have made a list of things I need to do in order for this garden to be a success.
1. clear out the weeds and gunk
2. establish boundaries to my garden… (where the actual planting will take place)
– I have to remember to leave a place for my dad’s compost.
3. Pick what plants or vegetables I want in the garden and purchase them
4. Last but not least. Plant them!
During the summer I know that they will require tons of water and attention, but I think I can do it. Does anyone have any tips for a first time gardener… I’m not really sure what I am doing, hehe.
Well. I will get back to you later on how this goal is going!