Greta's Garden

Saturday, May 16, 2009

2009 - Up and Running!

We've had a lot of rain this year, so getting the ground prepared has been delayed. I didn't think I could get a tractor in my garden, but my neighbor, Bill Kenan - a long-time gardener - proved me wrong. Here he is turning the soil. Now this particular area hadn't really seen daylight in 3 years. It had been under black plastic. My thought was to till the entire garden, amend and cover this year with mulch.

Instead, I'm using the area seen in this photo for my garden and have planted Ambrosia cantaloupes to run over the rest of it. That area is where I've had my tomatoes for the past 4 years. I'm letting it rest with a lot of leaves and kitchen garbage so it will be ready for a larger crop of tomatoes next year.

And besides, there are only so many hours in a day. I can't tend to all of it. Weeds kill me. Shouldn't it be the other way around?


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