Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for reJuvenate!

Did you know that you can be rejuvenated and unrejuvenated, but there is no such word as juvenate?  don't you love the English language?  in any case, i'm invoking the right of poetic license and calling at the J!

I wish I knew.....that gardening was not as easy as my dad always made it look!

So, today is the first day in a while that I really feel much better.  I think the meds are doing there thing.  It's also FRIDAY!  and the weather is finally WONDERFUL!  So, I came home, put on some summer-ish clothes and went out to begin the re-Juvenating of my garden.

Two years ago I just had a miscarriage and I was determined to do things, so we had a kick-butt garden.  Last year, however, I was quite successfully pregnant and although i tried to clear out the boxes to plant......we barely got cucumbers out of it.  This year, though, I've got some ideas to try!

(please ignore our fences.....that's the next project to tackle!)

So, i started with a mess....... I pulled out the old stalks and cut down the grass.........

Box 1

Before (above)          After (Below)

Box 2

                                                Before (above)          After (Below)

Box 3

 Before (above)          After (Below)

Started laying a decent layer of newspaper and some compost dirt on top.

I need to finish the newspapering and dirting (is that a word?) then get the yard guy to haul some good manure dirt in and then we're off!!!  So excited to get some good stuff out of it this year!


  1. I want a garden to. But the dogs and my son would most likely dig it up.

  2. Wow, you did a lot of work cleaning up... you're off to a good start... visiting via the A to Z challenge... :)