044 A tour of the two gardens

044 A tour of the two gardens

Earlier this year, I started a balcony garden. That spiraled into two plots of land to restore and grow on. It’s high time I give you a tour of the land I am restoring, both the growing garden and the overgrown neglected land.

I think it’s high time that I show you what this land actually looks like. Let’s start with the part of the garden that none of you have seen yet.

Earlier this year, I started a balcony garden, and that spiraled into all of this.

One of the issues with the new plot is that it only has a fence on three sides. Before, this area and the area next to it belonged to the same person, so, obviously, they didn’t need a fence there.

But now that I’m here, I’m going to have to figure something out, because I don’t want to have to watch-watch Pepper the entire time that I’m on this side.

But, without further ado, let’s return to the old plot, the one that you’ve all seen videos of before.

Okay, there we are on the old plot. We just came from over there. There’s the corner. And this is the garden house that you all already know, the one that I have made so many videos about because I’ve spent so much time making this happen.

When I am standing in front of my garden house, what I see is the walnut and the cherry tree, the two trees that convinced me from the beginning that this was a good idea, that this was worth it.

The fin hut was completely overgrown but by now it’s looking almost like it can be a real thing. So, if I walk into my garden house now, I have a door. It’s not perfect but I have a door. And the door can be opened which should not be a big deal, but I couldn’t do that when I first got here.

I’ve got all my tools along the back wall but most of this hut still looks a little bit untidy. I mean, this is a mess, and this over here is a mess, too. But, the thing is, I still have to deal with the graffiti.

I’ve started in some places. I’ve taken off parts of it. And, along the back wall, the really big graffiti is already gone. You’ll see all of that. But I still have to deal with that, so it doesn’t make sense for me to get any kind of order in here yet because there is a lot of sanding ahead of me to get these lovely greetings from teenagers of my walls.

And then, we’ll get into some kind of order in here which is really, really necessary. Oh, hi. Spiders have moved into my hammock. Cool. You can stay there for now.

I also still have to deal with the ceiling, because, right now, still looking pretty shitty up there. But, we’re going to deal with that.

Almost there… If we walk toward the exit from my garden house, we’re going to be in the mountains of trash. And they’ve changed quite a bit since you last saw them. Because, right now, the only kind of trash that is left is wood and metal.

And with that, we’ve reached the gate, the actual entrance of the property. Okay, there’s mountains of trash to my left, there’s my garden house that way, and right in front of me is where I cut back all of the brambles, and there are already a lot of them back.

Now, let’s go back to the garden house, so we can get to the shed.

There’s a lot I need to do to this hut, potentially even completely tear it down. I’m standing in front of the shed, which means garden house, entrance. And then this area is the area I am completely ignoring. I’m just dumping trees there to deal with later. There’s still a little bit left before the property ends, and that way lie the brambles.

This area is a ginormous walk-in todo list. There’s no roof. The walls I have no clue about. I have to deal with the chest that’s still here. I don’t know what to do about the things in that bench. For now, I just covered it all, so I could deal with it later, because I failed at covering the roof. So, yeah.

But no roof is a problem that we have to deal with. But there’s all of winter, right? I’ll get this thing torn down throughout winter at some point. Sorry to all the spiders who have made this their home.

To bring this full circle, let’s just walk between the shed and the garden house. I still love my roof. I’m so darn proud of what I’ve done there. I mean, just look at it. Isn’t it pretty? Okay, let’s walk between the garden house and the shed…

… to where I built the compost. There, the compost.

To bring this thing full circle, I’m now standing behind my garden house and the shed, which is where I built that compost recently and told you that this is the middle of things. Back then, that didn’t make sense to a lot of you. But if I turn around now…

Then you’ll see that that garden I adopted is right behind me. So, maybe now the location that I chose is going to make sense. But there’s also going to be at least three more compost piles right here, down there, where the neighbors have been collecting the leaves for me, so, that it is closer to that part of the garden.

But I also need the compost to be near the shed, because the shed is not going to be a shed in the end. I need to have compost in that area as well, or rather, I’ll be producing compost in that area. We’ll see.

Earlier this year, I started a balcony garden, and that spiraled into all of this. I now have two plots of land. One right there and one behind me. And all of that happened very quickly.

I didn’t plan on getting a garden. I thought a garden was completely out of my budget. Turns out, getting land in this area, is quite cheap.

When my neighbor told me that this plot was available, that no one’s wanted it in a long, long time, because it’s so overgrown… and people keep looking at it, and saying no… I was hooked. When he told me what it costs, I thought he was talking about the monthly cost, when he was telling me the price per year.

So, I can get this piece of land, and the one that I just added for less than a Netflix subscription per month. That was an easy decision. We canceled Netflix, and I got the land. There’s so much more entertainment to be had here, on these two pieces of land than there is in any TV show. I regret nothing.

And then I found out that one of my garden neighbors is giving up her plot because she just can’t care for it anymore. It’s been grown on every year for the last few years. It’s in very different condition than this piece of land but it felt well worth it. I can just grow there because it’s all prepared while I restore this area.

So, I’m definitely going to be growing over there next season. I’ve spent the last two weeks driving the trash mountains to the dump, and I’m almost done. I have a little bit to take apart and then I just drive it off with a few more trips. I’d say maybe four or five trips… But then, it’ll be done, and the land will be free of the trash mountains.

And, I’ll be so glad when they are gone and I can just walk in here and see nature and my garden house instead of the mountains of trash. I’m thoroughly sick of those.

I find the difference between my neighbor’s lawn and my lawn so entertaining. Have a look.

There is so much to be done on this piece of land, and I’m excited for it all. Winter is coming, and I’ll be glad for any project that gets me out of the house and into the sun.

For now, that’s all I have for you. So long, and thanks for being here. Bye 🙂