Thursday, February 23, 2012

Garden and Grump

Onions have layers......

I finally pulled the last of the onions out of the garden today. They were smack dab in the middle so they had to be pulled before we could till it.

Ogres have layers

And while I was cleaning the onions, and trying not to cry, I thought about some other tears that had been shed lately.  It seems that a combination of pain and pain killers can make for one grumpy DH. It also makes his inner thermostat wacky. Which is why he is wearing a jacket and gloves inside an 80 degree house.

I've been doing a lot more searching and reading on no till gardening and I really feel that method is so doable. I would really like to try it! But I am not the only one on this little acre. And the other half of this team isn't seeing eye to eye with me on it. He tells me to go ahead and try it my way BUT he will plant HIS peppers and tomatoes and yada yada on a tilled plot in the garden. And don't come crying to him when I don't have anything but weeds in MY garden come the middle of summer.
I seriously thought about taking him up on the offer-kind of a garden challenge between the two of us. But that wouldn't be very submissive of me, would it? Besides, marriage isn't a competition. It's an opportunity to support and compromise with the person God has put at your side.
That'll do donkey, that'll do.

So today I did a little digging and planted some peas.

I will plan out the garden the way DH likes......... and wait for him to see that my way is better!

Ephesians 5:22  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.


  1. I'm a master gardener and I have done both. I think no-till keeps a LOT of weed seeds from germinating. I have also done "lasagna" gardening- great for a new area, no till, just layer and plant!

  2. I hear on the "compromise". SM is inclined to till (how he was brought up) but I've brought him over to my side of the street with a lot education (mostly You-Tube videos) on the subject. So we only double dig a brand new patch. Let it sit for a few months, then till it. That's it. We are then committed to no more tilling.

    We plan to only ADD onto the top and if we need to "cultivate" only stir up the first inch or so.

    This is a work in process for us too.

  3. Maybe...after the pain and pain killers are gone, he will be able to give the no-till idea a bit more thought? If he's anything like Hubby, he's not liking the feeling of not being in control of his body/pain, and any other changes added to that is just too much. Maybe let him stew on it for a while after he's better.
    Sorry, just my two cents.
    The Anonymous Homesteader


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