Sunday, June 1, 2008

My Secret Garden...

This year we have chosen to try to grow something in our yard besides poison oak and weeds. Every previous year the bugs and the birds have seemed to get more out of our plants than we have, so we tried something gardening.
We created a special mix of 1/3 vermiculite, 1/3 compost and 1/3 peat moss. We have found so far that the roots grow strong and there are few if any weeds. We started with one crate and everything we planted grew quickly (as seen by the pictures). Yesterday we filled up two more old crates from Justin's work and planted Watermelons, cantaloupe, eggplants and herbs. We'll see how these come along. We also sprinkled the top of the dirt with a "Sevin" pesticide. (We changed our last name so that Green Peace, the Sierra Club, and any other tree huggers won't come after us.)
The best thing about using these crates is that when we are finished, we could shoot the neighbor's dog, bury him in one of the empty crates and use him as compost next year...imagine the tomato's we would get....