Last year was my first garden, and as is to be expected of first attempts at something, it didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. I started planting quite late in the season, my seedlings were attacked by slugs, I didn’t water anything enough and it was all quite disheartening. I gave up trying to rescue plants, enjoyed what did survive and left the garden alone completely once the last plants had given up on me.
This year, I’m excited to try again. Armed with experience of what not to do, a little more knowledge than last year, and a lot more enthusiasm, I’m hoping to get much better results this year. We took advantage of a rare sunny day last week to get started, took out weeds and old plants, dug the ground over a bit and planted some fruit trees and bushes that I got for my birthday.
I have a very ambitious stack of seeds waiting to be sown, as well as potatoes, onions and shallots to be planted. I need to finish weeding and digging in compost. I want to rearrange some things in the garden, especially moving the composter to a sunnier spot so it gets a bit warmer than it did last year. I’m waiting for the next sunny day so I can get out there and get to work.
I’m really looking forward to seeing things grow, posting pictures, and most of all, eating yummy garden fresh produce. Hopefully I’ll have plenty to show for my efforts this year.