Saturday, May 9, 2009

Before...or During...or After

Apparently Mother's Day weekend is "the" time to plant a garden in Utah. As our garden is replacing a yard there's been a bit of work to get ready. This week has been pretty busy and today was the big push. Greg picked up 4-1/2 cubic yards of compost, deposited it in the driveway, and then we spent the better part of the day moving it to the backyard and tilling it in. Monday will be spent putting seeds in the ground. I wish I'd remembered to take a "before" picture, but I didn't until we were about 1/2 way finished, so I didn't bother. Instead, I'm posting this as both an ending, middle, and beginning- end of today's work, middle of the planting process, and beginning of the hopefully fruitful garden.

Below is a little more towards the beginning phase. The top dirt part used to be a pit that contained a fountain that was filled with slimy water, trash, and bugs when we moved in. Pumpkins and watermelons will hopefully inhabit that space soon. The rocks on the next terrace down still need to be removed. We're planning to put bell peppers and maybe a couple of zucchini plants or lettuce there instead. That's next week's project.

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