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Taiss gave such an incredibly thoughtful and helpful response to my gardening cry for help that it made me cry more, but in a joyful way. And then I went into the fenced garden and added composted cow manure to some small beds and stuck seeds in the ground. I planted Boston Pickling Cukes, French Heirloom Gherkin Cukes, Purple and Green Pole Beans, Zucchini, and my Zinnia plants. It’s a start. Because that bed has a mole problem (my poor strawberries…or should I say poor me not being able to eat all of those amazing, plump, ruby berries), I won’t plant any root veggies in it. Hopefully I can find a solution to the moles that doesn’t entail letting the turd-burgling cats inside the fence.
The husband is feeling mighty validated that Taiss says I need not rototill before the sheet mulch. We’ll try this method and worst case scenario, it’s at least a start to beds for next year. Hopefully the tomatoes, beans, peppers, eggplants and summer squash do well, but if not…onward, ho.
Again, thank you so very much for your amazingly kind and generous spirit. You totally turned my day around and gave me much to consider as I sit on the deck sipping a glass of chilled dry wine.
oh, and also: I am definitely trying his L-shaped fencing suggestion instead of trenching and burying it in a most haphazard fashion like I did for the one in the back yard. Hopefully the chicken wire along the ground stops the bleeding groundhogs from digging under. A pox on their house if they find a way in anyway…oh wait… they live under MY HOUSE. Never mind, I take that back!