Saturday, February 11, 2012

building beds

Our soil leans toward clay. At the other other end of the spectrum is sand, and somewhere in the middle is loam: soil that will hold water but not for day and is filled with good stuff plants need.

We are building that soil. Just delivered are 40 yards of leaf gro and 60 yards of manure. A tractor trailer of each. We will add to our vegetable beds to make even deeper soil that can grow a great set of roots.

We shovel this into the back of the truck and then fill in the planting beds. Vegetables are heavy feeders and love organic matter, so additions are needed each year. How do you spend March and April?

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