Friday, June 7, 2024

Then he said, Forget the Garden this Year!


I went to the doctor this past Wednesday for my back problem.  After talking to me about what I do everyday he said...forget the garden this year.  He was worried about me bending over weeding.   Just forget the garden...uhh no.  Is he crazy?

Two cortisols shots and I was on the way with a  ticket to rest for the summer. 

You see, I have an aresonal that he doesn't know about,  the husband and hay.  Last night we went and bought one more bale to go on the last four rows.   That should take care of a lot of weeds and I can still rest and have a garden.  

I mean who would want to forget this garden.  Plus there is this:

The two raised beds are growing like crazy.  Cabbage here we come.

The leaf lettuce is still growing strong.  We pick a lot every week.

The herbs are really growing.

I picked garlic scapes to cook with.

The roses are in bloom.  I'm drying some now for potpourri. 

So rest yes but forget the garden..uhh no.

How's it going at your house?

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Anonymous said...

Gardening is therapy if you ask me! I hope you feel better.

Kathy said...

Sorry about the back troubles. I hope the shots help you feel better.
Your garden looks great! Lots of yummy veggies. Good idea to use the hay to cut down on the weeds.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Your right Gardening is differently therapy!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

We will do all we can Kathy. Some years are just a mess.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

Sorry for your diagnosis, but I am with you. If there is a will there is a way. You guys have this!
Take care of yourself.

Amy said...

I started gardening with raised beds 3 years ago because of back and knee problems. I get so much from gardening and would near a threapist if I didn't garden. ITs a smaller space but I still get alot of produce from it. Where there is a will there is a way.

Belinda said...

Your garden looks amazing, Vickie. What the doctor does not know will not sure him. LOL I hope your back is feeling better and that the cortisols shots work well for you. :)

Chef Owings said...

My pain doctor said the same thing, I told him I would crawl to have my garden as that was how we had food. He said crawling was GOOD.

I do raised beds and have for years.

A Woman that Fears the Lord said...

Now I know what happened! :( I used to do all of the gardening but then my back started going out on me and it would take weeks to get back to normal. So, hubby built waist high garden beds. We now have 20 of them in the backyard and waist high beds on the side of the house. It's wonderful because we don't have to bend over to garden. I rarely have to buy vegetables these days. I can do about 5 minutes of pulling weeds (in the rest of the backyard) but no bending over-I have some long handled tools and stand very carefully to pull them out. I miss working in my garden but I don't miss the pain. :-)

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Thanks everyone for information and well wishes. I have a couple of waist high beds and love them...we probably will have to do more!
I love you all.