10 Weird Gardening Accidents Just Waiting To Happen!


Composting Prompt Ingredients – Once a Week Prompt
Everyone loves a creative push, a gentle nudge, and what better to sate that passion than a writing prompt? Something to stir the imagination, or to inspire the mind, tickle the fancy, provide a bit of a distraction, and maybe provide some entertainment along the way too?

But why, Composting’ Prompt’ Ingredients? What’s that all about then? The secret to a great ‘compost’ heap is the ingredients. It’s a bit like a dash of this, a splash of that and a few drops of something else, as a witch might say when stirring up a cauldron concoction.

Composting isn’t rocket science but gentle crafting and building your skills up, and eventually, you’ll find a balance that is right for you in your quest for gardener’s gold! Composting is all about knowing what you can add and the right ingredients.

So if we were to say ‘composting prompt ingredients’, that is all about seeing what works with writing. Therefore, your ingredients might be prompt, inspiration, creativity, imagination, opinion, suggestion, provocation, controversy, moments, chance encounters, experiences, uniqueness, personality, individuality, perspective, reading, etc.

Here it’s a case of teasing your curiosity out with a few choice distractions, and all the Earthly Comfort prompts are designed to allow your interpretation to create for you, allowing your mind to run wild. Be they questions to make you think or puzzles to make you wonder, or snippets of wordery to bring out your artisan crafts to bump and grind their way along with the keyboard – it’s all up to you and how you decide to express yourself and above all, it’s about having some fun!.


So, should you wish, please feel free to drop a comment below, or if teased and tempted enough, then create your post and please remember to link your blog to mine with a pingback; otherwise, I’ll never see your response.

Pingbacks are easy to do – Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of the prompt post) and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of the URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s prompt.

Season One – Game 2
10 Weird Garden Accidents Just Waiting to Happen!

Can you list 10 weird garden accidents just waiting to happen?

If you can or maybe only a few let me see them below in the comments section.

One of the strangest encounters in a gardening environment for me was being bullied by goats and eventually surrounded and headbutted into the corner l was working in! Of course we all know the time l was forking leaves!

So there we go folks!

Let me know your views and observations below or should you wish to, create a post and ask your own readers , just remember to keep me in the loop with a ping back.

Thanks for Reading, see you next Saturday!

My thanks to the following who particiapated in last weeks Game – Mad as a Box of Frogs
Angie – Mad as a Box of Frogs
Trisha – Mad as a Box of Frogs
Sadje –A few riddles to tease the brain from Rory – Keep it alive
Eugenia – Ifs and ands
Fandango – Rory’s Roaring Again
Di – Rory’s mad………. as a box of frogs


Published by The Autistic Composter

Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

36 thoughts on “10 Weird Gardening Accidents Just Waiting To Happen!

  1. A garden that’s been invaded by moles. In the rain you just see lush grass and your foot sinks up to the ankle in a underground tunnel!
    A swarm of wasps are angry at you and bite you as revenge.
    You stumble and grab the nearest thing for support and it’s a cactus with thousands of spines!
    These are three things that have happened or almost happened to me!

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    1. Hahaha, they are crackers Sadje 🙂

      Can relate to the moles with my adventures with prairie dogs who also like to build shallow tunnels just beneath the surface – deadly!

      Wasps, yowcher, know that one all too well.

      Brilliant, reminds me of something Suze did recently.

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  2. Thanks for the mention Rory.
    A few gardening tales for you:
    My brother goat sat for a friend while they were away and it charged their patios doors…………. twice.
    The insurance company only paid out once.
    When we had chickens, we wonder if it was a joke as they absolutely decimated our lawn!
    One pecked Maggie on the bum and she never did her business in the garden after that unless it was in the middle of the night and she was desperate to go out.
    Ant hills…………. they are a pain in the greenhouse.
    Cabbage white butterflies laying their eggs on the cabbage leaves despite us netting our veg patch.
    Maya helping our garden resemble a miniature golf course as she digs up the red ant hills.
    Maya eating snails, so they have to be removed from the garden before she finds them.
    Maya eating stones, so we cemented them in…… now we have her paw print in the cement.
    Sectioning off the garden into the veg patch and Maya’s bit to stop her eating the onions (poisonous to dogs).
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hey Di, hahahaha excellent – Maya’s a right helpful gardener dawg 🙂

      Hahaha, l know about goats all too well they are sooooo unpredictable!

      Maggtie’s misadventure with chickens reminds me of a dog l used to have called Lucy who went through the same except the chickens chased her every time she went outside for a wee! Lucy was a wreck for days at a time, only decided to wee and poop when she was out for a walk 🙂

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      1. I had a collie cross called Lucy. She was actually very similar to Maggie in size and colouring, except her fan tail which sort of gave it away as to what she was crossed with…… a red setter!

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      2. She was lovely, but should never have been sold as a domestic pet as she was from working stock. I had to rehome her in the end and my Dad found a one on a farm where she would be in her element.

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      3. Yes l had that with one of my first dogs, he was a lovely Rottie, but was stronger mentally than me amd wanted to be complete top dog over the owner and so l had to rehome, there were too many conflicts going on.

        He was an ex – policedog used to a lot more handling, in the end l rehomed to an ex police dog handler, they got on seriously well, Rad [dog] knew he was not top dog.

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  3. Well, let’s see, whether mistakes or accidents, all these happened with my very first garden when I was in my early 20’s…

    Mistake # 1 – had a quarter of an acre field plowed that had lain fallow for years and no one but me to plant and cultivate it. I spent several weeks just clearing stones that had surfaced in the plowing process before I could make rows to plant my crops.
    # 2 – when I decided to plant all my vine crops at one end so they would have room to spread out and the bees cross pollinated them. So I ended up with squash-cumbers and water-loupes.
    #3 – was the time my four year old opened and planted all the packages of vegetable seeds for the whole garden together in one hole at the top of the garden while I was at the bottom of the garden setting out tomato plants. I looked back to see him busy at work, but thought he was making roads for his dump truck. 🙄
    #4- Just as the corn was ready to pick, i woke up one morning to find “somebody” had stolen every single ear! Later discovered the thieves were a family of Racoons foraging during the night.
    #5 – “Somebody” took bites out of my beautiful red tomatoes just when they were ready to pick. I chastised the children for it, only to find out later it was the dog that did it! Who would ever think a dog would eat raw tomatoes?

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    1. Hey Betty, hahaha gotta love kids, racoons and dogs.

      I used to know a dog who would dig up its owners cabbages to eat hahaha.

      Your field reminds me of the very first time l grew vegetables and the farm in Lincolnshire l was gave me an acre of ground and said “There we go Rory all yours, do as you will with it!”

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      1. Oh, wow! How did you ever manage a whole acre, Rory?! Did you know what you were doing, or did you learn by trial and error like I did? Whatever did you plant? How did you cultivate it? This topic would make a whole series in itself, I bet. 😊

        Even a quarter acre is a whole lot of ground to garden! I thought, “A whole quarter acre. What a nice big garden we will have!”, never once considering it would be my total responsibility to do it all by hand. No gas-powered cultivators in those days. 🙂 At least none I knew of, anyway. The next one I had was no bigger than my kitchen. The one after that was about half that size. The last one I had was in pots. 😁 I must say I have gotten smarter as I went along.

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      2. Hey Betty it is a major series all by itself, after about six months l gave up through sheer exhaustion!

        I had only wanted a small patch of ground to grow some greens and things for the animals l used to breed, notably rabbits and guinea pigs.

        It was just toooooooooo much hard work on top of all the work l had already, so in the end l settled for a twenty foot wide by sixty feet long section of the whole plot, way easier to maintain 🙂

        Hell of a learning curve though 🙂

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  4. I keep seeing the Simpsons episode where I think it’s Sideshow Bob steps on several rakes and the handles thwack him in the face.

    Then there’s my liver punching on a wrought iron fence curly-q.

    Everywhere and everything is dangerous when one is accident prone like myself. And you😉

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  5. I got stung by a yellowjacket and the whole right side of my face swelled up. My other experience was when I was weeding and saw a slither (snake), which I am terrified of snakes. Thanks for the mention.

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