Even though it was raining outside today, I still went out and played in the garden. I have several large projects on my “to do” list, and over the next few weeks my goal is to try and work on some mini projects around the backyard. Small projects that can be completed in a hour or two, so I don’t get stressed out or discouraged if it’s freezing outside or raining like crazy.
For my first mini project I chose to dig up last years sweet meat squash and onion growing area. I hadn’t planned on growing those vegetables there, but I sort of ran out of room in the main garden, so that’s where the seeds ended up.
The very first thing we did when we moved in a few years ago, was plant our back hillside with vinca minor. I needed a plant that would not only be a vigorous grower, but on which had deep roots to help keep the hillside from washing away in a downpour.
I used tiny 1-inch plants, and kept them watered for the first summer we were here. The next year the plants had doubled without any additional water, and now a few years later, the entire hillside is covered.
After digging up the vegetables, I was left with a bare stretch of garden space, and after staring at it for a few weeks, I decided to go ahead and remove the mini vegetable garden, and replace it with more vinca minor plants.
I think planting more vinca here was the right choice, but now I’m just going to have to figure out how to keep it growing into the grass.
I’ve never used any edging material before, but I’m thinking I might need to get some for this area. What do you think? Is there a product you can suggest?
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