This week is a depressing week for my garden. Last week we attempted to till the garden. My husband woke up bright and early and rented a tiller from the local garden store. All was going well, until the tiller hit some chicken wire. The tiller broke and the garden was less than one-half of the way tilled. Fortunately, he had purchased renter’s insurance on the tiller so we didn’t have to pay to repair the broken tiller.
The garden was tilled later on in the week, but as first time gardeners we made the huge mistake of tilling before the ground was completely dry. Now, half of the garden is a huge muddy mess. The other part, that had been tilled earlier is also wet, and the rain keeps coming, and coming, and according to the weather forecast will keep on coming for the next week.
I also totaled up the amount we have spent on garden stuff. I about choked when I saw the total. A lot of the money was spent on the tiller fiasco, but I am willing to bet that we will not be saving any money this year by having a garden.
On the bright side, the seedings are doing very well. Many of them are ready to go into the ground once it stops raining. I tried to plant in the rain the other day, but the lightning striking in the distance sent me to the car pretty quickly.
Here are some pictures of the seedings.
The squash is growing nicely.
The tomatoes are ready to go into the ground.
The seedlings are ready to move out of the living room and into the sunshine.
Hopefully the sun will start shining soon and we can move the plants to their new home.
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