“I don’t know what I’m doing, but at least I’m doing something! “
–GAL, at the start of turning over the garden
Last year was a big disappointment for us as gardeners. It was our second season, and I think we got a little cocky and a little lazy. Regardless, our biggest fault last year was not starting off on the right foot early enough in the season. This year we have vowed to be different!
Not that we’re expert gardeners by any stretch of the imagination. Both our families garden, and GAL’s grandfather is an encyclopedia of gardening know how, but as the JLG collective…we’re in our infant years of getting to know the soil, and completely understand how this all works. And we don’t have much…aside from the land to do it, we’re armed with youthful ignorance, families who are willing to spend a few hours on the phone coaching us through, a 1970 something Earth Bird tiller, and Grampa’s 1950 edition of The Complete Book of Garden Magic.
Today was the start–JGL got the Earth Bird going, and if I say so myself, I think this is the start we both needed to jump start the season. We’re breaking for the rest of the day, but tomorrow we’re tackling the pathways and how we want the garden to flow, and we may even be able to get a few seeds in the ground.
Until then, we’re soaking up every peice of information we can get, and we’re looking forward to sharing this journey with you!