Garden Rules
Sow Weed Water Wait

Abby read out this sign in the greenhouse as we selected our equipment to load up in the wheelbarrow and take over to our plot.

We introduced our two oldest granddaughters to the community garden on Sunday. As I expected, they were excited about everything, but they could not be satisfied until they planted something. Of course I chose the quickest growing vegetable I know of – radishes.

But first we had to prepare the soil. What an adventure! Worms, centipedes, spiders, snails, sow bugs, beetles and many other creatures came to light. Fascinating. We dug out some weeds. If you don’t go deep enough to get the root out, the buttercups and brambles will keep returning. We saw how a blackberry rhizome can spread underground.

Scanning for Worms