HH contributing to dinner by digging up tators.
Thursday 11 July 2013
Vegetable Garden Time
Often I am asked how much time and effort it takes to make a vegetable garden. I realize this is a difficult thing for me to estimate, as for me spending time in the garden is an enjoyable task not a chore. This year I really didn't have a lot of time in May after picking up a bit of work post year long mat leave. I opted out of getting a load (yard) of manure this year. Dad rototilled the garden with his ride on lawn mower attachment. In past years I relished planning out my garden on paper and measuring it all out before planting. This year I wrangled my husband, grabbed my box of seeds and we literally threw rows of seeds down spacing out with a garden rake as we moved across the plot. All the seeds were planted in less than 45 minutes. I had to water a few times during a heat wave in May. June rained a lot, so no watering and also I used this as an excuse to avoid weeding. Eventually I put some weeding and plant organizing time in - potatoes and perpetual spinach had popped up everywhere from last year (probably about 1.5hours). Now it is harvest time - potatoes, carrots, zucchini and peas have arrived!