Hello My Imaginary Friends,
I have a bad habit. I like to feed the local wildlife every year. This is my eighth year gardening and other than a few times, I haven’t been extremely successful.
That was the last year we were able to grow more than a few zucchini.
So I decided to completely revamp my garden and backyard.
I took apart all my boxes and spread the dirt across the yard before seeding white clover. I’d like a “lawn” of clover, mint, and dandelions.
We bought and built 3 new garden beds and set them up, re-purposing our old beds in new places.
I ordered dirt and a tree and then I just had to wait. I ordered a Flemish Beauty from Peter Knipple Garden Centre. I’m extremely happy with their work.
Agent P looked a little sad to start with, but has perked up since. Maybe he knew that we were in for a severe thunderstorm later that afternoon.
With dirt and tree, I spent two weekends moving and planting and then everything was in.
The last part was adding the potatoes and I also added a chickenwire fence around the tree to protect it from the large rodents.
Now everything is in place. I’ve seeded more white clover and all I need now it to weed, wait, and water.
Let’s hope I’ll be able to harvest and eat things this year. At the very least, the herbs, spices, a chives, and rhubarb are killing it.
Stay safe and be kind,