Garden of Mess

Ah, kids. I love em. They bring me more joy then anything else.

But sometimes, they make me go :rant :hide :help :cry :shake :eyeroll :censored

The younger boys (almost 5 and almost 3) were doing more then playing out back the other day, they managed to get the garden gate open and wreak total havok. Most of the plants stomped on, pulled up or otherwise mutilated. It wasn’t malicious, they didn’t have it out for me or my garden, they wanted to help.

So while I can’t be really mad at them, I’m very down and frustrated because I don’t have the time to go fix the destruction, let alone get out there and plant all the other stuff I should have had done 3 weeks ago.

So, I’m kind of giving up on the garden. This isn’t my year for being a good gardener. I’ll try to keep alive what’s left, but the semi-grand-plans I had? Not gonna happen.

3 replies
  1. Grace
    Grace says:

    Amy~~ Please don’t despair. For years, I’ve started my edibles in mid to late May, even early June. With our mild climate there is still a lot of time even for the cool-weather crops. I hate to see you lose out. Perhaps a little garden patch for the sweeties? And maybe a truckload of chocolate for you. Hang in there dear friend. 🙂 (They do grow up.)

  2. David
    David says:

    Don’t give up! Just take it slow. You may be able to repair some portion of your garden. I have two boys who just turned 5 and 3 in March and I know what you mean. I try to let them do stuff in the garden to take the mystery out of it but they do “help” from time to time.


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