Mark and I dug up the ground cover and weeds that had taken over the plot on Saturday. It was a harder job than I imagined - I haven't wielded a shovel in a long time! I started out digging up the plot myself but Mark came down after seeing I wasn't making much headway. The ground cover plants were Spanish lavender (or so the buried plant markers told me) and I felt bad pulling them up because they were so pretty!
I don't remember the last time I was that grimy - or the last time I'd handled earthworms. I felt like I was a kid again in my aunt's and uncle's garden on the outskirts of Greeley, Colorado. Only our garden is much smaller than theirs was!
Before we went to town with the shovel
The plot is now ready for planting!
Casualties of the battle - Spanish lavender
Inspired by our gardening endeavors, we also got a planter for our deck and planted some herbs in it. Now sweet basil is only a step away.
Sweet basil, cilantro and thyme