Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My work to resolve the resolutions has begun.

I'm home. My back is a mess and I'm trying to keep my mind away from Facebook 24/7 and Who's baby is it anyway on daytime TV. (You pick the show)

The weather still isn't right for out door garden work but in side I can PLAN!!!!! Hooray for the Internet and a lovely man to bump ideas off of.

The list:

  • corn
  • bok choy
  • strawberries
  • sweet peas
  • Japanese Eggplant
  • pumpkins
  • melon
  • tomato
  • squash
  • Sunflowers( Hopefully to make a fort this year)

My backyard is an empty slate. When we rented the house 5 years ago it was nicely racked dirt. The rain bring lots of wild grass and my itch to grow. You may have seen my garden a few years ago. It was good but this year it will be AWESOME!!!! As I've done before I will keep you posted on our progress.

These are the first pictures of the awful truth we need to deal with before ugly is pretty. Currently it's fun. It has a ton of ladybugs and hours of fun catching them.

First part of the adventure this year is the compost.
About 3 months back I filled a huge 80 gallon bin with yard clippings. I am hoping to use this as a starting place for my compost. So far it is 12 inches shorter than it has been. will be my starting place for a composting drum that I can easily turn the decomposing clipping and eventually organic kitchen waste. Wish me luck!


Marni's Organized Mess said...

I don't know why I am not showing up in your followers! It keeps removing me from all of the blogs I do in fact, follow. But then, they are in my reader under followed blogs. Weird.

Thanks for putting my button up!! :D :D

I love your new layout, by the way.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

PS. Good luck with the gardening!! I so want to one day, but not quite yet.

Also, I am SO jealous you are composting!! I have always wanted to, but not made a point. As it is we do separate though and put into the yard waste, at the least. :)

Mary said...

You're there just a silhouette. My son and I went looking for a bin to compost easy in today. I'll have to find the one we like and post it. I also found some steals on raised bed kits for the gardens. $5 for 4x4 wood and $7 for 4x4 plastic.