Here’s Mandy’s yard BEFORE.
1. I ended up only digging out half of the size garden I’d originally planned. Only did one side of the patio instead of both at once. Turned out to be less overwhelming. I didn’t really set out to do it that way, it just happened that way. But now I’m quite glad of it.
2. You once told me that not all plants are meant to survive. So I planted a bunch even though I wasn’t sure what I was doing (like with the carrots) and figured that I’d see what happened and not pain over anything that didn’t make it. So when a bunny ate most of my carrots, no big deal. And now that I’ve made three jars of pickles, my cucumber vines seem to be slowing down and I’m ok with that, too. If they suddenly turn out bunches more, I’m ready. If not, I’ve gotten to try my hand at pickling. (Still waiting for the week of marinating/brining to be finished!)