I have been reading quite a bit about vegetable gardens – blogs, magazine articles and more blogs and I have to say I am very jealous. The first thing I said to my husband when we bought our house in August 2010 was how I was going to have the biggest and bestest vegetable garden. Then we got a dog. He’s insane. Our backyard looks like a war zone after he has spent the day outside. He digs holes all over the yard, eats the branches off the trees, dug up two peonies I had planted by the deck, ate my Endless Summer hydrangea … He has just turned 1 and shows no signs of slowing down. He’s an 80 freakin’ pound dog ! My gardens in the back yard remain empty for the time being until he calms down and stops being such … a puppy. It sucks because the back yard is where I have the perfect sun/shade ratio for so many plants that I want to grow. The front yard is basically sun from 10 am – 6 pm in the summer months. Not good for so many plants, but I try anyway.
So, I had plans of a big vegetable garden, bought 40 different kinds of seeds, bought the books to learn about veggie gardening and then decided it wouldn’t be worth it. He’d eat everything, destroy everything. For now, a diagram of my dream vegetable garden rests on the fridge. Hopefully one day I will get to use my layout plan.