It’s funny how life works. When I first moved here in 2010 I sort of dreaded the summer because my grandparents would always ask me to help in their garden. Their garden was HUGE and my grandpa would spend his entire summer maintaining perfect, weed free rows of produce. I spent many sweaty summer days helping them and I would wonder why anyone would go to so much work when they could just get their food at the store.
And then last summer my grandparents didn’t put in a garden and moved to a retirement home and the next thing I knew I was missing gardening! Say what? I had a little container garden where I grew tomatoes, green onions successfully and unsuccessfully tried to grow lettuce, cilantro, and parsley.
This year I decided to step it up and I built a couple garden beds for the back yard and yesterday I got to planting. I may be too late as it’s already June but I figured it was worth a shot.
I’m really hoping I can get these plants to produce! I’ve planted lettuce, parsley, broccoli, carrots, spinach, cucumbers, yellow onions, green onions, and tomatoes.
I already had a mishap when one row was completely dug up by a dog burying a bone! ARGH!!
Besides watering and weeding, is there anything else I can do to make this garden flourish? Any advice is appreciated!