So, the hubby was home this weekend – the WHOLE weekend which was a true miracle as he usually works. So we decided to put in some time on the house. Our master bedroom is now completely sheet-rocked, our tub re-caulked for the third time (don’t ask), we have a treasure trove of great tiles from the Re-Store for our bathroom remodel(half off on tiles that day!) and…we started a garden!
It had to be done. We have a massive back yard. So big that we are completely overwhelmed and don’t know where to start with the landscaping. Especially landscaping on a budget. So, we thought, the one thing that was doable was re-assembling the planter box we’d taken from our previous garden at our old rental. Hubby had gotten two loads of composted rhino dung from work (he’s a guide at a place called Safari West here in Nor Cal) so we tossed that in and then went to our local garden center to pick up some regular soil to mix in and did a little cheating by buying our veggies already sprouted. Insta -garden!
Since we have no idea what rhino dung can do, we were afraid it might just kill the plants, so as a back-up I also planted a few veg in some little planters with regular soil.
Et voila! It was just about he easiest thing we could have done to feel like we were moving forward on making the yard our own.
5 thoughts on “It Begins Anew”
Hmmm, rhino dung eh…sounds exotic anyway! Let me know how it goes 🙂
Will do! So far they are looking pretty happy. I was afraid rhino dung might have too much nitrogen or something. Naturally the people at the garden center had no idea how to advise 😛
Good effort, looks really good and it’s not cheating to buy seedlings, you still have to nurture them yourselves! I’m sure any old rotted manure will be great for the soil but perhaps rhino dung is the gardener’s best friend. You might get record crops!
I am secretly hoping that this rhino dung will be the mega soil that takes my garden to a whole new level! Thanks for checking out my blog!
It’s a pleasure! Come on rhino dung, work your magic!