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Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Vegetable Garden

I did bit. I made it out of the house and found enough time to start the garden for my family! As of now we are going to try not to kill tomatoes, squash, broccoli, brussel sprouts, melons, pumpkins, corn and lima beans. We will up our herb planters and do a few planters with lettuce and spinach until it gets too hot.

8am: Off to Home Depot to rent the rototiller.
9am: Layout the plot and gather my tools.
9:30: Fire up the tiller and rock on!
10am: Realize how out of shape I truly am...

At any rate - the ground has been turned and supplemented with some compost, manure and peet moss. I was able to get it done by 1pm, just as the rain clouds came in. This week after work I plan to put down some weed suppressing material as the ground was previously home to some really awful grasses. If the weather cooperates we'll get it all planted by next weekend!

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