Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Day 798

I don't know if anyone is in their right mind to make smart decisions at 5 AM, but I went for it. I woke up and decided to kill the garden.

We bought seeds months ago. We had high school kids plant them in the greenhouse. And we waited for me to feel well enough to clean up last year's garden. Clean it up and plant it.

But that "feel well enough" day hasn't appeared. Actually, that's inaccurate. I feel great. Better than I've felt in years. Those infusions have knocked that darn arthritis right out of my system and there is no pain in my body. It has been replaced with a smile on my face and a sparkle in my eye. Every day I'm up early excited for the day.

But I can't move much without losing my air. Heck, I can't even walk to the garden space let alone work in it. Knowing I won't ever be able to catch my breath is what lead me to the decision. The killing of the garden decision.

Although right now it's more of a killing the weeds decision.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Deb, Maybe you can't do the low to the ground, intensive gardening, but you can modify. In all the local garden walks inBuffalo, I have seen people do container gardening with veggies or high, raised beds that don't need bending or exertion. One woman had high beds that she could roll her wheelchair in between the beds. You can have irrigation hoses drip into the containers. Weeding is almost nothing. Containers don't require much to plant and can be placed attractively in your space. Maybe look at some magazines or books that feature low maintenance and small space layouts. I bet you could do an easy makeover of your space to grow something with not much effort. I use peat moss/perlite mixture to plant all my containers. There are commercial mixes like from miracle grow. Don't give up-modify.