Bob and I worked in the garden this morning. It was exhausting!
The next steps are to drill holes in the drainage pipe, add gravel over the pipe to facilitate drainage, level out the existing soil, cover it with landscaping fabric to kill as many of the weeds that we can, and add a foot or so of garden soil on the top. Then I can plant baby plants!
Virginia Creeper was not going quietly. It fought back by thwacking us in the face multiple times. I think it spit in my eye once. I obtained great satisfaction digging up and pulling out the long roots. Bob started calling it, “Virginia Creeper versus Oklahoma Alissa.” I think I prefer to be called Tenacious A. I won the battle, but I’m sure Virginia Creeper will win the war. So the plan is to continue to cut it back regularly while weeding and hope it gives in to human perseverance someday. There are also some trees in the garden that we will have to work around, but they aren’t as invasive so we will take a live and let live approach with them.
Have you started any spring gardening yet? Do you have any tenacious weeds that won’t go quietly? Do you have any tips? What are you planting this year?