Yeah, it is just time to clean up in the garden, which is becoming a forest now. Last Friday, when I got home from my morning walk + a trip to the nearby market, our neighbor Charmy asked if she could borrow our ladder so she could harvest the ripe papaya in their garden. After, we had some chit-chats and she asked if I wanted to trim down the hibiscus plant. Seeing how horrendous our garden turned out, I figured it was time for a little de-cluttering.
These pictures were the "after" pictures... I wasn't able to take "before" pictures because I knew my hands would get dirty (I don't wear gloves, I want to feel the earth in my hands), I decided to keep my phone and camera inside the house.
The de-cluttering allowed me to have some spaces, which I can use to grow tomatoes. I was pretty devastated when my tomatoes didn't grow the last time I attempted to plant them... I was told I should plant them during summer, so since it is officially summer here, time for me to try growing tomatoes again... as well as some bell peppers!
My hands and back were aching after this (and my shirt was soaking wet) as I filled 2 sacks of dried twigs, leaves, as well as the trimmed plants, but it felt good. Although my arms have lots of spots and rashes from the insects and dirt, I still loved that I was able to do it.