- Joined Nov 19, 1999
The patch is about a 10' by 10' area. After trying to grow the seed with a straw covering and found that it didn't work, I dug it up again and lightly sprinkled dirt over the seeds. I nervously watered and watched the ground every day. I thought sure I had failed again. Today it came up!!! I couldn't believe it. I cordoned this area off from the dogs because it's the only area that can't seem to live under their 'abuse.' The flowers in the back yard are my first since I bought the house six years ago. I've planted many, but thrown up my hands in frustration after spending a lot of money. I now even have my first compost bin Thank you all so much for all of these firsts. My little garden is attracting butterflies and many birds that I've never seen before By next year my ground will be in better shape and I will have learned enough to do a whole lot bigger and better.