not gardening rocks no more!
Category: my new city garden
| Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:08 am
I had the most amazing experience the other day. I took a shovel, pointed it into the ground, stepped on it, and down, down, down it sunk. That's right, I've moved to a place with actual soil!
Well since I haven't been on here in ages, probably most people won't know why this is so amazing. The place I moved from (5 acres at the base of the Black Hills) was literally NOTHING but rocks, rocks, rocks. I wrestled a garden out of it with the help of bunny-poo fertilizer and sheer stubbornness, but it was a constant fight against disease because the plants were so stressed. I live in town now (long story, but let's just say, when one's driving is extremely limited due to partial blindness, the sudden freedom that a bus route represents is positively giddying) in an older, well-established neighborhood where many folks have taken full advantage of the perfect sandy loam we live on (it was a huge daffodil farm until the early 50's). I moved in November, so right now I'm walking the neighborhood looking at what other people have done with their yards.
Another advantage: reliable access to high-speed internet that makes visiting GardenStew MUCH easier!
I've also just taken on the volunteer position of head gardener at my church- so I have two gardens to play with! Yep, definitely a good season of life!
Think I'll go check out what the stew has been up to & look for familiar names!
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