Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lessons from the Garden

A few things I've learned so far, 6 weeks into our Backyard Project:

  • If a seasoned gardener suggests a soil mixture to you, don't try to cut corners, heed his advice.
  • The year you start a garden, expect a drought.
  • Weeds, though green, have no place in the garden.
  • Chicken poop smells worse than death and dogs eat it. 
  • I can not grow squash, cilantro, nor apparently much else well except
  • Grass.  I can grow grass.
  • Perseverance.  These plants will not least not yet.
  • Smart people start with one or two vegetable beds.  I am not smart.
I am sure there will be more lessons from the garden.  Hopefully they aren't as painful as the ones I've learned so far.