Here’s my little garden, looking significantly better than a week ago!
I amended the soil with fertilizer and a few bags of good soil, planted the plants, watered them, and spread mulch over the ground. I’m really excited about the plants I chose, particularly the tomatoes and basil. After spending all afternoon in the garden, I came to a conclusion that gardening is not for wimps. I have blisters, an open gash on my elbow, cuts on my knees, and aches in muscles I didn’t know existed. But the result is the beginnings of a garden that will hopefully take root and thrive. Now comes the maintenance part.
Thanks to Trihardist, Tubetone and others for your gardening encouragements and advice. I would love the continued input from readers. It’ll be like an online community garden! Also, I’m on the lookout for some good gardening-for-beginners type websites and books (there are like 4 bazillion out there, and I’m completely overwhelmed!), so send over your recommendations. Anything for the amateur, low-maintenance, small area gardener would be marvelous.