I mentioned in my last post that I decided to convert my vegetable garden to a pollinator garden. You can see why. I’ve been fighting the weeds for 5 years — even going so far last summer as to put a plastic tarp over the entire garden to kill them. Two weeks after I removed the tarp, they were back.
I have spent countless, pointless hours fighting this losing battle. Which is why the pollinator garden idea appeals to me so much right now. Not just because I actually want to help pollinators — they need all the help they can get — but once the garden is established, it will be low maintenance. The native perennials will control the weeds, and I won’t need to water nearly as much.
I had some open spots in the garden. So even though I plan to do the bulk of this project next year, I thought I’d get a head start.
We have a local garden center around the corner. I went there this evening and picked up some native perennials to get started.
I will document this project as I go along. I’m excited to get started!