April 13, 2011

The Great Big Garden Project

My neighbor and I have decided to start a garden in the small space we share behind our houses. Starting a garden doesn't seem that hard, right? Well, it is when the space behind your house is home to 3 feet tall weeds!

It looks innocent enough from afar... but when you get in closer you realize those weeds are REALLY tall.
This is me standing in them... they came up to my knee in the shortest patches. It took us almost 4 hours of hoeing, shoveling, and pitchforking before we cleared a large enough space to begin our garden.
For those of you who know me personally, I know it's hard to believe that I would actually spend 4 hours of my life working on a garden, so here is an action shot to prove it. 
Cindy enjoyed lounging around watching us, but got kind of miffed when we made her move.

Now that the space has been cleared (pictures to come), and the seeds are sprouting inside, we are going to work on building several raised beds. I'm not quite sure how this endeavor will turn out, but you will be the first to know. If you have any garden tips, I'd love them!

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