Gardening Break

by adustyframe ~ June 9th, 2015

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This crazy weed patch that was my garden last year drove me nuts! I even said it was a Pinterest fail. I was so excited to finally have room for a big garden and I had all sorts of ideas in my head to make it the most charming garden in town!

HA!

It was horrible. Between my health challenges and a little guy, it was just too much and it got away from me and I ended up barely caring. I cared how ugly it was and felt much embarrassment over that but I just couldn’t deal with it.

This year, I was wondering what I was going to do to keep it from looking so horrible. I still have a little guy and I still have some health challenges and while I enjoy gardening and fresh produce, I was a little worried about how I was going to keep it all together this year.

Lee decided to rearrange some things in the yard and build up some low areas with fresh dirt. So, we’re in the middle of a torn up lawn and grass seed trying to grow. I told him I’d skip it this year.

I have a few twinges here and there of “oh no no tomatoes!” “Oh no no (fill in the blank)…” but overall I’m actually quite relieved to have this huge chore off of my plate for this year.

I need to run to my favorite garden center and grab some basil. I think I’m going to add a strawberry plant or two to my little strawberry patch and we’re hoping to add some other berry plants. I have cilantro and oregano coming up from last year and I guess that’s going to be about it.

I’m thankful I have friends who garden and I’m sure in a few weeks, they’ll be begging me to take their zucchini! Our city has a wonderful farmer’s market so I know I can find goodies there.

There’s always next year right?

Lizzie

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