Last year, I converted HJ’s sandbox into a garden. Throughout the fall, winter and spring, the uncared for garden became a mess.
This past weekend, HJ and I tackled it. I am amazed at how much HJ has changed in a year, but he was ACTUALLY helping. We took down the fence around the garden, and pulled and tugged at all the weeds. Holy cow, how do they grow so strong?
After the garden was torn apart, we poured in new top soil and some manure (lovely). We mixed it all up, spread it out, and out to planting.
As a newbie last summer, I planted everything at once. Which led to having an abundance of lettuce at one time, too many carrots all at once, etc. So this year, I plan on spacing my planting out. I planted part this past weekend, and figure in another 4-6 weeks, I will add a bit more in. This year, we are attempting: Spinach, Kale, Peppers (red and green), peas, cucumber, carrots and cherry tomatoes (still have to purchase the cherry tomatoes!). In addition to the veggies, we also have strawberries in a separate area, basil in a pot, and a raspberry bush. We also planted a few hydrangea bushes that are so tiny they look like sticks sticking out of the ground.
I am hoping that spacing out the planting will help this year. I am also excited to try some fruit. HJ and I love our berries!