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So, now that it is officially ours, I feel that I can post photos of the vegetable garden plot that I've acquired with the purchase of our new house.
We're not talking a small patch of ground, people. This is ... well, here's how it appeared in the real estate listing.
Clearly, my sellers knew a thing or two about what they were doing. This being the early spring months and me not having a green thumb NOR a clue, the garden currently looks like this:
Actually, those two photos above were taken on March 31, so the area is now much more overgrown than that now. To say I don't know where to start is kind of an understatement. (I'm serious. I couldn't even figure out how to get INTO the garden until this evening. What I thought was the gate wasn't.)
The sellers have told us that "asparagus should be coming up soon" but other than that, I don't know if anything else is planted. There isn't any sign of any asparagus so far. I found a Burpee tag with "GREEN PEPPERS" written on it near where the bushes to the left are, and another one with "CELEBRITY" written on it a little further down.
As much as The Husband has tried to convince me that we would be better off filling in this space by creating a synthetic hockey rink (as if we Flyers fans are raising Stanley Cup champions here in land of the Penguins), I've decided that I want to try my hand at this vegetable gardening thing, even though I don't know what I'm doing (that's what blogs and Pinterest are for). At least for this first year, our garden will be on a smaller scale than that of the previous owners of this house. And that's OK.
Organic Laxtons Progress #9 Shell Peas, and I really want to get those planted this weekend. From what I've read, this is probably the last chance for the peas, and we're expected to have a good weekend weather-wise for it.
So. What would you do if you just acquired this as your new vegetable garden?
(A hockey rink is not an option. Not even if my Flyers win the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins.)
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