I started by identifying which portions of the yard I planned to use for gardening. Then, I took grass clippings and spread them over the areas where I wanted to garden. Grass clippings are very effective as a mulch of sorts because the clippings give off gases that warm the ground underneath and eventually kill whatever is under them. I used the clippings to kill weeds and overgrown grass in my garden area.
A few days ago, I took advantage of a beautiful day in Virginia to do some gardening at long last. I started with the area where I plan to do most of our vegetable garden. Even after lying under grass clippings all winter long, some of the grass was still going strong. I had to really hack away at the roots to get it cleared properly, so I started with a small area.
Future Vegetable Garden in State of Disaster
A little progress: Peas and spinach have been planted!
There is A LOT of work to do, and being pregnant means I have to be more careful to not overly exert myself, but I am just so excited to finally be working on my very own garden. I ordered some blueberry bushes, which should arrive some time this week, and I started eggplant, broccoli, and brussels sprouts inside to give them a good start before moving them out. I can hardly wait until little shoots start springing out of the ground!