About this time last year I began working on a spot right outside my back door where I wanted to have a little kitchen garden — basically herbs and salad type things like lettuces, radishes, maybe a cherry tomato plant or two. I blogged about it here when Vince decided to re-do my setup while I was gone to Paducah. I wasn’t happy about what he had done because I was hoping to get it all planted when I got home from Paducah but that didn’t happen. Still hasn’t happened. Vince had plans for making it terraced and I didn’t want that. We discussed what to do with that spot but it just sat there and grew weeds. I complained every time I looked at it.
He had covered this area in some thick black plastic and all the weeds were pretty much dead.
Yesterday he decided to get to work on it and I was very happy!
He borrowed Jerry’s tiller that Jerry got for $20 at a garage sale. Jerry can fix anything! You have to use a drill to get it started. Don’t ask me how that works but it works! Oh, look at that dirt! I’m so ready to plant something.
I wish tillers could talk. I’d love to know how many gardens this old tiller has done. It looks like it’s been well used and maybe a little bit abused. Now that it lives with Jerry, it will probably be tilling up garden spots for years to come!
Keep your fingers crossed that Vince gets the edging down and I can plant some lettuce and maybe spinach in the next couple of weeks. I can’t plant tender things til after May 1. I would have been out planting something in an obscure corner today except I wasn’t so careful with my mandolin and have a bit of a finger injury so I can’t play in the dirt til it’s a bit healed. Be thankful I’m not showing a picture of my finger.