Mar 19, 2011

Gardening for Dummies

Okay, so I sorta bought a pre-packaged garden. Cowboy can plant and harvest hundreds of acres of wheat, barley, alfalfa and cotton, but he's not much help when it comes to a little garden plot. I was on my own and this seemed like an easy solution. THANK YOU SAM'S CLUB! Around $40 for the box (easy to assemble), and $8 for seed kit. Plus 9 bags of soil.
 
Our two youngest and two of their friends were more than willing to do all the dirty work. I had to keep my hands clean to handle the camera, ya know! I dumped in the bags of soil and they spread it out and broke up all the big lumps. Easy!
As a sidenote, how do you like my lovely side patio? Up until 3 days ago there was only a dog crate and a bbq. I've wanted to do something cool out there since we moved here. ALL of the furniture we already had here, there, and everywhere around the house. Picked up some beautiful new cushions from Lowe's (the old ones were rotted out!). Five kids slept out there under the stars last night! At last, a shady piece of outdoor shangri la!
Okay, this kit really IS for dummies! It came with these 2 seed bags (8-9 seed packets inside EACH one!)....plus............
This pre-printed black cloth with pics and directions for where to put the seeds and how deep to plant em. DUH! It even tells you which direction to point it so each plant gets the best sun or shade! (N, S, E, W). The cloth also blocks weeds from growing. Really? REALLY??? Can it get any better?
Pushing in the last seeds and finishing up with plenty of water. Now........................we wait.
Will let cha know how it goes.
Or, er, grows.
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