Gardening feels like one of those things that I should do. It feels like I should enjoy gardening and do it well. Right now I hate it and I haven’t even planted anything yet!
One of my insane goals for this year was to start a small garden. You could even call it my sample garden. I just want to get a taste for gardening and see how it goes. So far it is going horribly.
First I started weeding my soon-to-be garden plot. Not only do I have weeds in this area, but I have ground cover weeds. That means I’m pulling out 1-2 foot long pieces of root. These weeds spread like wild fire and my temper over them does too!
After getting the entire plot weeded, I started to over turn the soil by hand with a shovel. That is when I realized that I only have 1-2 pitiful inches of soil and then clay. Hard, nasty, I-want-to-scream clay.
But wait! It gets better!
My garden plot used to be a sidewalk! A SIDEWALK PEOPLE!!!!!!!! I’ve been pulling out small cement slabs that are buried just a few inches below the surface. This is just great.
If you have any advice for me, I’d love to hear it. So far my favorite piece of advice was shared by a wise young man. He suggested that I sit on my couch, watch TV and then go to a store and buy food that someone else grew. 😉
I am linking this post to Frugal Gardening 101: The Busy Mom’s Guide even though there is certainly no guidance found in THIS post!