22 Steps to planting our first garden
Step 1: Kill grass.
Step 2: Enlist help from brother (in law) to dig up dead grass.
Step 3: Get rid of clumps, etc.
Step 4: Dump truckload of chicken manure on top of dirt.
Step 5: Take long shower to get rid of chicken poop from hair and under clothes.
Step 6: Call around to find free use of rototiller
Step 7: Till plot with huge tractor
Step 8: Dig some more
Step 9: Rake out clumps and level out dirt.
Step 10: Pose for silly picture
Step 11: Take another silly picture to celebrate progress thus far.
Step 12: Rake dirt/chicken poop into garden plots and walkways.
Step 13: Make holes for seeds.
Step 14: Plant seeds (these are pea holes...te he he)
Step 15: Decide garden isn't big enough to plant all purchased seeds, so convince hubby to extend garden plot.
Step 16: Dig up more grass, haul in more manure, level out and repeat steps 13 & 14, without hubby's help due to fractured wrist.
Step 17: Grumble, grumble, grumble (because the work is hard), then apologize and commit to show more grace to helpless hubby.
Step 18: Put in grass barrier along edge of grass and garden to prevent grass creepage.
Step 19: Put up "rabbit fence" to keep dog out of "perfect-for-digging-in" dirt.
Step 20: Run out of room (again) so dig up grass on opposite side of yard and plant sunflowers!
Step 21: 1 month later, take pictures of garden progress!
Dahlia (to remember wedding flowers)
The garden plot. The first section is full of flowers; the second is full of veggies.
This sunflower still has the shell attached to its leaf!
Tomatoes & Rhubarb
As Seen on TV: "Topsy Turvy Strawberry Planter" - holds 15 plants!
Step 22: Eat first ripe strawberry!