Adventures in Gardening Part 3 ~ Breaking Ground!

Finally “broke ground” in the spot where my new vegetable garden is going!  Even for such a small area, it was a lot of work digging up all that grass ~ but it felt really great at the same time.  🙂  Got to use my shiny new shovel too, and it worked like a charm!

I felt a little bad for digging up all that fresh new spring green grass, so I transplanted it to a bare spot on the side of my mom’s garage.  I don’t know if it’ll take though because it might be a bit early in the season for that yet.  I guess time will tell.  One can hope.  If anything, it was nice to have a place to put it so I didn’t feel like I was being wasteful.

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Check this out!  You just never know what you’ll discover once you start digging.  I’m pretty sure this is a shotgun shell.  Yikes!  Wonder what the story behind this is?  Maybe I’d rather not know…

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There were tons of worms!  My daughter was very careful as she was helping me that she didn’t injure any during the digging process.  Such a tender heart she has ~ even for worms.  But hey, I’m all for saving the worms because they are very good for a garden!

“No worms were harmed in the making of this movie.”  Er, I mean, in the writing of this blog.  😉  Well, maybe some were…

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The finished plot!  Hmm, kinda looks like a grave.  Or maybe I’ve been watching too many zombie movies lately…

It looks a lot smaller than I imagined it.  And actually… it is.  About an hour after I cleaned up and finished working for the day, my sister told me that I should have measured and extra 2 inches all around to account for the depth of the cedar beams we are using to build the box.  Oops!  Guess It’s not a finished plot just yet…

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2 responses to “Adventures in Gardening Part 3 ~ Breaking Ground!

  1. When I built my deeper garden beds, I usually just chopped up the sod, turned it upside down and left it in the bottom of the garden for the worms to eat that year. But I didn’t have any other place to put it.

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    • I didn’t even think of that ~ probably would have been less work for me ;). I guess I was thinking that I didn’t want any of the grass that had been chemically treated mingling in with my food. (In an earlier post I mentioned that my parent’s lawn has been treated with TruGreen for many years). I’m sure it’s in their soil as well so that is why I’m building a raised bed and bringing in my own organic soil too. 🙂

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