and this gets much harder. I can only do a container garden at this point, but I’m working on it. I did plant flowers is pots the other day, that counts a little in my mind. 7 years ago
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what attract me the most when the time i had decided to buy this house is it has about 1500 sf compound. its my dream to have a house with a compound. i have to work it out and beautify it !!! 7 years ago
There’s something evigorating about planting a seed and watching it grow. I imagine that this is what having a child is like. you take something so small, and seemingly meaningless and turn it into something beautiful and large that can create more of its kind. Whats more beautiful than that? 7 years ago
pretty arrangements of colorful flowering vegetables, herbs, & berry bushes do double business: they look incredible AND taste great!
“weeds” are actually pioneer plants and can and should be your friends – they can act as “cover crops” to shield the bare earth from harsh sunlight that would dry out your soil & heavy rains that would erode away some of your best soil
mulch, A Lot!
put down straw or cut grass or trimmings from bushes all in-between your plants – it will help keep your soil moist, will slowly break down & create healthy soil, and will provide food for helpful little critters like worms & other creatures that keep your plants happy!
check out the book Gaia’s Garden – it’s filled with tons of tips to make gardening easier by letting mother nature do more of the work AND it’s wayyy interesting and well written
enjoy! 9 years ago
SATURDAY: had another meeting administrators at McKinley and it went REALLY well – they are so open and excited to be involved with this and have us be utilizing their yard….
SUNDAY: got a donation of two bags (about 3/4 of a bale) of hay from an adorable girl in JP who is moving and can’t have her rabbit anymore. sad for her and the rabbit….good for me and the garden!
MONDAY: talked to ms. cascino, director of the recycling department of boston – said she was just about to get back to me, and had gotten some people to deliver it for FREE and that they would get it here this week or the beginning of next!!!!!!!!
THINGS ARE HAPPENING LIKE CRAZY!!
NOTE: i need to remember to take “before” pictures of the yard before the compost even gets there. !!! 9 years ago
1 – i have land (mckinley school yard, 50 St. Mary St, Boston, MA)
2 – i am going to get free soil, hay and compost
3 – i have plants (in the greenhouse)
everything is happening, and i am so happy.
i have a vision of me and several of my friends or people that are becoming my friends sitting in the garden, casually weeding and puttering, snacking on strawberries or cherry tomatoes and being the happiest we could be. gardens are the happiest places, my friends, they truly are. 9 years ago