I am terribly neglectful of my garden, but every year when it starts turning green I get all ambitious in my backyard. "Pumpkins over here and lettuce over there and potatoes in this bed and herbs in these containers!" It gets a little out of hand.
Invariably only half of what I plant actually grows into anything useful, but still every spring I get this urge to plant plant plant! So on Sunday after a 12 mile long run I pulled out the garden tools and toiled.
Weeding and turning the soil was its own task - one which uncovered two snakes and one big lizard. Then there was the matter of the composter*; after the two snakes I wasn't eager to stick my hand into dark places, so I worked on a method to scoop out the good soil with hand tools.
I can't claim much expertise with my composter*, but I do have a lot of enthusiasm for it. What's not to love? If you consider the tons of organic waste that is lost to landfills alongside toxins and non-biodegradable refuse then that scary Wall-e* world full of trash piles dominated by dirty robots and perky cockroaches can seem a little too close for comfort.
Of course McCrae had to pull out a bottle of Wicked Weed to speed along the work.
And I eagerly planted, and then promptly forgot where I planted stuff. #oops
Hopefully this year I'll avoid any fiascos like dead tomato vines or insanely hot jalapeños. After all, the third year is the charm, right?
How does your garden grow this year? Anybody else doing any composting? Let me know!
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