A Grandiose Idea

I have this great big backyard and Karen said I could do whatever I wanted with it. She suggested I plant a garden. I have never planted a garden but have always wanted to do so. So, a couple of weeks ago I bought some seeds and a little starter kit. I planted sunflowers, tomatoes and cantaloupe. A few days ago they all started to sprout! Uh oh that means I had better get busy preparing the garden. My first thought was to plant this huge "grandiose" garden. I then decided a huge garden would be way too much work so I decided to do something else. I decided to try my hand at "container gardening". After considering this for a day or two; I decided against it. My decision was based on the fact that I would have to buy containers and soil. Why go to that expense when I already have the container (yard) and the soil in my own backyard?! So yesterday I decided where to put my garden and what size it should be. I decided it would be 10ft x 10ft. A nice size, and I can always expand it if I wanted. I thought about renting a rototiller to dig it. Then I decided against it...after all it is only 10 x 10...how hard can it be? People, people, people, I should have rented a rototiller!!! Digging a garden manually is HARD WORK no matter how small it is going to be. I spent a long time working on this yesterday. My cat was out there watching (supervising) and never lifted a paw to help! Every now and then she would come over, stand in the middle of it, meow and walk away. Well, I didn't get it all dug yesterday; but I plan to finish it this week because I need to transplant my "crop" soon! Oh, by the way, every muscle in my body is screaming "are you insane?" Today is an Advil day. Also, I will post progress pictures (PPP) as soon as I can figure out how to get them from my camera to my blog. Any help on that would be appreciated!

5 Response to "A Grandiose Idea"

  1. Kathy says:
    April 13, 2009 at 6:29 AM

    How cool is that! Sorry about the muscles, happy about the advil. Enjoy!

  2. Beth says:
    April 13, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    Mary Lee, did you see the movie "Marley and Me?" It's about a newspaper columnist who wrote articles about his life with his family and dog, and other observations. Your blog reminds me of that. Great job, and fun to read.

  3. Mary Lee says:
    April 13, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Thanks Beth!

  4. Kristi says:
    April 14, 2009 at 1:52 AM

    Sounds like you'd better get some chocolate bunnies to make up for all that work! ;)

  5. Dan says:
    April 15, 2009 at 9:28 AM

    I already have the container (yard) and the soil in my own backyard?! not to mention birds, rabbits, snakes.... no... make that hungry birds, rabbits, snakes, worms, insects, microbes,. Oh and there's the sun... no make that the ARIZONA sun, which is different than say the Georgia sun or the Ohio sun where civil plants grow readily.