I’m starting to think gardening isn’t nearly as difficult as gardeners want me to believe. When we were driving home from Spokane last week, we assumed The Feeshko’s garden would be in pretty rough shape after a month of neglect. Far from it! The garden was not only still alive, but it was THRIVING — especially the potted plants.
It probably helped that there was quite a bit of rain while we were gone. Prior to leaving for Spokane, it had been so dry that MY Town issued a ban on lawn watering. And car washing. And any other outdoor water use. They even encouraged shorter showers and other water conservation measures. No problem for me, as my normal shower lasts about three minutes. Still, I did my part by reducing it to just enough time to squirt some shampoo on my head, scrub it around, lather some of it on the rest of my body, and rinse myself off. It can be done in not much more than a minute.
Getting back to gardening:
The thing that really convinced me gardening is pretty easy was when I checked out the Raspberry bushes next to our compost pile. The raspberry bushes were barren, but some incredible vines were growing out of the compost pile. That was the result of MY gardening skills. After last year’s Halloween, I threw all of our rotting pumpkins and gourds into the compost. I never thought about it again for almost a year . . . until I noticed the vines.
I could think of no better use for my gourds than to cut off a few feet of vine to decorate my bike with. I’ll let the rest of the gourds grow to maturity. They might come in handy later in the month. You know? Halloween time?
As a professional biker and gourder, I am compelled to display my gourds and vines from several angles on my bike.