*A back dated post. Started writing this a few weeks ago, somehow I just didn’t finish it until today. :P*
The garden has been neglected for the past two years because DH was only keen to keep his lawn green and healthy and it was just impossible for me to get out of the house to work on it with a little one wanting to be carried all the time. So over time, the grass has over grown the edge of the border, making the edge very untidy and ugly.
Anyway, now that the boy is big enough to know how to self-entertain himself, I can finally roll up my sleeves to work on the garden. The first thing I did was to try to re-define the border. I used a spade to cut along the edge and remove the turf with garden fork. Whatever overgrown grass that I can’t remove with the garden fork, I pulled them out one by one with my hands. No doubt it is quite labor intensive, but this will give a cleaner and smoother line that provides a more finished look and a sense of clarity to the garden when it is done. Even though I have not finished with the edging yet, the garden is already looking much better than before and it makes me really happy and motivated.
After nagging at the man for weeks, he finally made me a garden bed! We have since planted some beans, tomato plants and carrots too.
I was given a few young sesame (aka Perilla) plants from a Korean friend. So, I transplanted them in another part of the garden where there is full sun.
We found a old garden bed near the big maple tree and we planted some old but budding onions, garlics and potatoes. They are growing well even under partially sun location!
I will update again soon!