I've been thinking alot about planting a "Victory Garden". This is a FUN activity to do with your children during our "Stay at Home" quarantine! I noticed our yard had a large, unused area in front of our house in the woods that MIGHT work as a vegetable and herb garden. I have always wanted to grow a garden again, but normally I am gone so often I could not weed or water it. So this year, forced to be home by the Corona virus, I decided to try my hand at a garden again. The other issue I have is that we live in a thick woodland but last winter we lost three huge oaks to oak wilt, so this opened up a bit of sun for my plot. First step was digging up the soil. UGH! I discovered a layer of huge rocks underneath the ground cover. What? So after pitchforking the rocks up, I lined them up around the garden. Next, I set out to prep the soil. This meant pulling out weeds, myrtle, pachysandra, and grass. Next, I made a trip to a local store for rich, organic soil to mix into the earth. I pulled out a variety of pots from the garage to start my seedlings in. Due to the area being still rather shady, I decided to try beans, lettuce, spinach, brussel sprouts, some herbs, cherry tomatoes (they'll go in the only sunny spot on the porch in a large pot) and snap peas. I'll post updated photos once the weather warms and I can plant everything (after Memorial Day here in Michigan).
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