A Little Patch o’ Earth

Over the weekend my husband was out cutting down some deadwood and found what looked like an old garden plot. We moved to our current house under a year ago and we didn’t notice the plot because it was buried under an intense patch of thorn bushes. It’s probably been at least 20 years since it was used.

After a couple days of clearing out matted and prickly vegetation of all sorts, we have a roughly 20 x 20′ patch of semi-terraced dirt.

The soil looks good. I just placed a giant seed order at Burpee’s for corn, carrots, flowers, pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, four kinds of tomatoes, herbs, dino kale, swiss chard, and sugar snap peas. Now all we need is a fence to keep the critters out and a way to safely ignore the fact that we have a bit of a slope. Shouldn’t be a problem, right?

 

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Cindy

Born in Charleston. Raised in the Silicon Valley. Live near Hartford, Connecticut with my husband and two children. We have lots of tropical fish.

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