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How to Weed a Neglected Garden

On hoes and trowels, spurge and memory, nourishment and resolve

photo by writer — SPURGE
  1. Get dressed in your very best farmer gear: lightweight cotton clothing, solid shoes, sunhat, and thick leather gloves. Procure a hoe. Imagine yourself as Old MacDonald — sturdy and strong and prepared to take on the wicked world of weeds. Look over your garden, the tomatoes, the zucchini, the green beans…




The DIY Diaries publishes autobiographical stories of your DIY projects. Topics include arts and crafts, self-publishing, gardening, home decor and renovation, cooking, organizing, event planning, indie biz, and more. How-to is OK if based on stuff you’ve done. No generic advice.

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E. Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras

M.A. English// M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness. Contemplative teacher & writer. 🏳️‍🌈☮️🌴🍕 Chronic pain yields chronic hope.

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