From The Garden: The Start of a New Season

It’s that time again folks! Garden season!

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This year I’m doing a container garden. The ground here doesn’t have much in the way of earth and a raised garden is too expensive and time consuming to construct right now. I found a site called The Seed Guy [visit The Seed Guy Web Site ] that has the information on the size of containers I’d need. Looking over the page made me think that I could do a huge container garden. Just put it in the right amount of light and off I go. So, I’m hoping to do bi-weekly updates on this project to keep me accountable.

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This is the back yard. A bit of a mess right now, but as the leaves fill out, it will go bright sun on the far left to shade on the far right. I originally wanted to do tomatoes (2), green peppers, cucumbers, carrots, radishes and a squash, but I found a bunch of containers in the basement and garage that my mom wasn’t planning to use so I might be able to do more. I also found some bamboo poles and I thought about making a trellis for peas or beans, although I might be getting ahead of myself.

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This is the front flower garden. We’ve pulled up the majority of that black weed-resistant material and my mother wants to put in mulch or something else that isn’t such a pain in the ass to work around.

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I call this the half-moon garden. She wants all this dug up this year and put in a butterfly garden. She ordered the new plants online and should come sometime this month.

Anyway, that’s our plan for the season. Are you gardening this year?

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to From The Garden: The Start of a New Season

  1. mariazannini says:

    You know I’m gardening! LOL!
    You gave me a great idea for a future post too. I’ve made gardens from all sorts of containers. I’ll be sure to give you credit for the idea. 🙂

    I love your half moon garden. We are getting tons of hummingbirds now, but I’d like to plant some hummingbird friendly flowers for them.

    • Everytime I think about gardening, you always come to mind. I’m always telling people that I know a woman in Texas who gardens all year long, and they’re facinated with the things you grow during winter. 😀 This will be an interesting experiment for me. I want to do so many different veggies! It’s hard trying to eat healthy.

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