I got a garden plot this year under a new program available at the prison. It cost ten dollars for a 10 x 10 plot.
went out yesterday and turned over the soil then today I raked and
planted. I put in two rows of radishes, one row of carrots, two broccoli
plants, a butternut squash, six peppers of various kinds, and seven
tomatoes. Later I'll add one sun jewel and one zucchini. Already had two
rows of onions.
It's very nice and quiet out there. I noticed some birds
chirping, not really singing, but what do you expect for ten dollars? The
dirt was warm as I dug into it with my hands; I planted everything
that way rather than with a trowel. Yesterday my back ached from the
spade work and tomorrow will be worse from all the bending today.
when I watered it all at the end and double checked my stakes, it gave me a
peaceful sense of satisfaction to look at it. Then I went and helped my bunkie Puma,
who also got a garden. I'll keep you posted. It's definitely a needed
balance in the nature area.