Garden-building continues unchecked!

So, it appears Stacie thought having five big 4x8x1 foot planting beds wasn’t enough. (And really, it’s not.) Today, she used the remaining scrap lumber from Saturday’s Gartenblitz to build a 4x8x0.5 foot bed that now contains an abundance of strawberry plants. After that, Stacie used a few wheelbarrows worth of soil to build a circular bed in the front yard and planted a bunch of herbs in it. And following that, she planted the asparagus shoots that we bought the other day in a little triangular bed that a Blitz volunteer had made for us. (Thank you Ellen!)

We must also credit my 6.5-year-old daughter Hari for planting the strawberry plants, and thank our neighbor Ken for his contribution of another such plant. My only involvement was hauling the soil and providing some assistance on building the strawberry bed. Stacie deserves full credit for taking the initiative on all this latest flurry of building and planting. It is addictive in the best possible way!

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.