Post # 1
So we already had permission to plant things out in the backyard so we carved out a corner for ourselves to put basil, rosemary, bell peppers, etc. in. Yesterday morning we went out back to transfer some of our seedlings and everything was gone. They mowed the backyard including our garden.
D= D= D=
We went to one of his daughters to ask if they know what happened and she said that he didn’t know and that she didn’t know when he was coming to do the backyard and that we need to put up something so he doesn’t mess around with our stuff.
This family has had vegetable gardens before and I have a hard time understanding how he could think to do that. We spent so much time on this, most of the plants were grown from seed over a month ago and now they’re gone. And we had some of our seedlings out on the pavement, so you could tell that there was some gardening going on. Just wtf. Not to mention we’ve spent some money on this project.
Post # 3
@tmsing: I’m so sorry! How horrible!
Post # 5
@tmsing: some people are just simply ignorant. i’m sorry this happened. i would be upset too.
Post # 6
That’s so irritating! Sorry it happened to you!
Post # 7
@tmsing: I would be beyond furious. wow.
Post # 8
@mypinkshoes: haha I’m still bummed it happened but I think the dad is really one of those “the lights are on but nobody’s home” characters. Husband and I were joking that he was probably mowing while listening to music and not even paying attention 🙁 oh well.
Post # 9
Try again! Go to a garden center or a farmer’s market and get some plants. Then get the cheap plastic fence border available everywhere from Walmart to the Dollar store to clearly indicate the growing area. A true gardner always tries again!
Post # 10
I singlehandedly turned an entire bed of perennials into annuals, much to my mom’s dismay. All you can do is sigh, mutter threats under your breath and try again. If you had a plot cleared of grass, I don’t see how he could mistake it but it takes all kinds. I’ve turned into the garden bug now, and now I have to train the fiance what not to mow.
Post # 11
I had an old boyfriend mow over an entire line of new plants on the side of my house because he thought they were weeds, lol. Sucks!
Post # 12
Oh wow – and not to mention gardening is a labour of love – it is HARD work! Try again – this time put up chicken wire fencing around it. It is only about 2.5 feet high – so you can just hop over it pretty easily, but it would wreck the mower if he decided to try run then down – it would literaly WRECK the mower – so hey if he wants to try that manever again – he can go ahead. If this should happen again, I would ask for the damaged to be taken off the next month’s rent, including $30/hour for the labour you did. So sorry – I am a huge gardener – I have 4.
Post # 13
Oh no! I would be so sad. We had deer eat all our overwintering kale in one night, and it was a serious bummer, but that’s deer, not some guy who should know better…
I would work up an invoice of what this is going to cost to replace, and call your landlord about it. Try to negotiate a break in rent for the cost to fix your garden.
If it’s any consolation, some of the plants may come back up from the roots! We had slugs eating our squash off at the ground as soon as they came up last year, but they just kept trying and finally managed to grow in.