This is my third summer attempting a small veggie garden here at home. I followed the instructions found in the Square Foot Gardening book when making my raised bed and was ready to enjoy the bounty that would surely follow.
Year 1 produced virtually nothing. I think I got a few handfuls of green beans and that was it. The enemies that year were rabbits (who mowed down all my lettuce just as it was ready) and a mystery weed that shot up through my weed block and choked out the roots of my other plants.
Year 2 (last year) I built a cage to go over the garden to keep the critters away from my food and I added a bottom to the garden so that the mystery weed couldn’t get in. Still not much to write home about in the way of food. Hmmmmm…
This spring I stood at my back door and looked at my garden, wondering what kept going wrong. Then I noticed how sunny the other corner of the yard was. I continued to watch that part of the yard periodically and suddenly realized it gets sun virtually all day whereas the other side only got sun about 4 hours a day! How did I miss this in year one?! I’m going to blame it on my infant triplets…
So this spring I loaded all the dirt into buckets, had Nick help me carry the box across the yard and I refilled it. Know what? It looks better now than it EVER has in early June!
Is it me – or are your boys really starting to look identical. Gone are the days I can tell who is who.
And on the garden – you definitely have a green thumb!
I don't think it is you, Brenda. I'm finding the same thing; I used to be able to tell them apart with great confidence. Not so much anymore.
They look more like little men every time I see new pictures. No more toddlers. They don't even qualify as 'wicked big toddlas" anymore.