The previous owners (who were awesome ... and very hippie) had a garden, but unfortunately, their garden was against our side fence ... the one that borders the yard with the big dogs who want to eat our little dog. Which means that that's where we need to put in tall bushes to keep them from seeing Milano. So bye, bye previously tilled garden. Sad.
Enter our new location.
|I know the picture quality is usually a little better, but I took these pics with my little point-and-shoot. I was too nervous to bring the good camera outside with all the dirt flying around|
From there, we used a little garden shovel to mark out the border, then raked it, then got on hands and knees and pulled out as much vegetation as possible (yay gardening gloves!), and finally started tilling. We used this hand tiller from Lowe's (picture is linked),
Her paws are still filthy. But dogs will be dogs (even the tiny ones), so you can't be mad. It was rather cute, actually; I got showered with her dirt spraying more than once.
The next step will be to plan out the plot. Our current list of possible plants is peppers, beans, corn, broccoli, romaine and potatoes. That's not necessarily what grows best here, though - we actually came up with it because those are things we buy most often at the grocery store. So it will be a learning experience, for sure.
But one that I'm really looking forward to!!