I’ve spent the past week alternating between using the shovel as a Pogo stick and digging through the dirt on my hands and knees. Clearing a garden plot is way more work than I expected when I picked up the shovel last Saturday.
The part that took the longest was separating the dirt clods from the grass. It took forever.
But I chipped away at the task, a few hours a day, until I finished last night. It’s pretty hard to tell from the pictures, but that’s a garden full of seeds!
My hands are blistered and pretty much every muscle in my body aches, but I’m hoping it will be worth it.
So far, the garden has mostly cost me time and sweat. I had no gardening supplies, so I picked up a shovel ($8), a trowel ($3), gloves ($2), and seeds ($2).
I planted four hills of squash – two yellow and two zucchini. Those took up the most space, since the hills need two feet of space and then two more between them. Then I have three more rows: peppers, onions, and carrots.
Luckily, I got it done just in time. Rain started pouring down a few hours ago, and the forecast says there’s plenty more to come for the next few days.
I’m so excited to see what comes up in a few weeks, I’ll keep you posted!