Project in a day: Adding life to your forgotten garden

Most of us have experienced this at some point or another… that forgotten corner of your garden that gets no light, nothing grows but weeds and that looks like its too far gone. Mine was under my front tree. Every time I looked at it, I thought “one of these days, I should probably fix that”. That day came on an ambitious Saturday morning after a couple cups of coffee. And while it took some time to get motivated, this redo only took a couple hours. Here’s what I did (hopefully it gives you hope to give that forgotten corner a second chance)

Before (isn’t she a beauty?)

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Round one (picking apart the pieces)

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Time for this garden to get naked

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Taking out the debris

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Getting the under soil wet

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Time for fresh soil

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And more fresh soil…

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He clearly was supervising

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Add Hostas and some decorative plants… and voila!

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Time > 2hours

Simple Grilled Zucchini recipe… fresh from the garden!

20160806_091005What tastes better then from the store? When it comes from your very own garden. This year I decided to take another shot at growing Zucchinis. I haven’t grown anything but leaves for the last couple years, and this time I was happy I FINALLY got something. What was I doing wrong? I changed the soil in the area and added some fresh new stuff. I also gave it more room to breath (and did it ever… didn’t realize how big these get!)¬†20160807_103300

So with my excitement of, just had to make a grilled zucchini on the BBQ.

Here is my stupid simple recipe for grilled zucchini.

  1. Cut zucchini on a slant, creating round pieces.
  2. Brush both sides of each piece with Olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper 20160807_104749
  4. Grill on BBQ on low setting, ensuring an even coot (don’t burn)20160807_111424
  5. Eat… eat them all!