Since I am a renter and I know the landlady pays an insane amount of money to have people come mow the yard every summer, I did not want to ruin her grass. We have a trench, sort of a ditch in my backyard. I thought how great and sustainable it would be because the rain water will fall behind there! Perfect for a mini vegetable garden! I am quite anal when it comes to sustainability. For those of you have not read my whole eco friendly nature post, you can do so here.
The earth was old and it was very hard to dig through. I hit roots and rocks but I was determined. I enjoyed my work out. I never fully realised how physically exerting gardening can be! I now have a very small vegetable garden, a mini herb garden and some pretty flowers that will soon bloom on my balcony. I forgot what sort of flowers I planted. They are not perennials. They are all dark purple just different sort. Ooops!
I was grateful for my SPF 60 sunblock and the huge tree in my backyard that kept me very well shaded. It was a fun afternoon of BBqing and planting.
A week later, I am still buying more flowers and vegetables to plant!
|More flowers amidst my broken clothes line awaiting to be planted! They will be tomorrow!|
|Before the cheap crappy fence but serves a purpose came in!|
|I bought a crappy mini fence in hopes the lawn people who come to mow the lawn and the kid will be careful. So far, success!|
|I even put the card thingy the plants came with so I remembered what the hell I planted!|
|Mini herb garden in planter. The one on the left was my son's Earth day project he planted beans.|
|This is the trench.|
|There will be flowers. I threw out the cards! Don't remember what they will look like but meh.|
|Who knew a $20 toy from Ikea could come in handy for nap time? It was hilarious, every time he moved, the tent did too!|