In the garden again

May 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm (domestic life, garden) (, , )

After almost two weeks, I finally got back in the garden.  Asthma and the heatwave  kept me out.  Happily, I had D , a neighborhood kid/friend helping me.  If you know a twelve year old boy that is looking to earn some money , I recommend  hiring one for  odd jobs.  They are strong  enough to do a lot of things, they have the energy to  work  hard for  awhile,  and they are willing to do things your way.  ( of course, if they  are your kids, it is a whole different  matter).  Between D and I,  we produced  enough  garden  waste to cover 5 dead bodies.

Sadly , my tiny  little grass patch in the backyard is mostly dead.  Actually, I am not sad at all.  I  just need to do some research and find some nice, low ground cover.  I want something that is drought-tolerant ,  grows in mostly shade, and can deal  with some redwood liter.  I’m thinking short ( 6 inch ) grasses or something I can get in a few different colors.  But It is time to research.  If you any ideas for Northern CA , let me know.


  1. Matt H said,

    I find it….interesting that you quantify the volume of garden waste based on the number of bodies you could cover….

  2. danieBOB said,

    LOL, enough to cover 5 dead bodies… That’s kinda like Daniel’s old Taurus. It’s trunk was big enough to hold 5 dead bodies.

  3. egb63 said,

    It strikes me as funny to measure the garden leavings y how many dead bodies it covers.

    My mom had a Taurus, and the trunk was pretty big

  4. jb said,

    It wasn’t a Taurus, it was a Sable – even bigger. And If I recall correctly, you called it the the “drivable sofa” or something like that.

    Two houses ago, we’d measure garden waste piles by the size of the truck we could bury.

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