Hello kids. I haven't posted anything in while because, well...because i've been busy damn it! We finally planted the seeds in the garden and there is still room for more...we need to plant corn and beans and especially strawberries. Sigh. I remember picking strawberries with my mom at Greig Farm in upstate in New York and eating every other one (I was a slow picker). There is nothing like fresh strawberrries warmed by the sun. After lots of reading up on the subject of planting a garden, I decided to just put the seeds in the ground and see what happens. No fancy compost, no miracle fertilizer. Then, if it grows, great--we will have saved ourselves the trouble of getting all of that stuff. If nothing grows, then we know we have to get creative (I draw the line at manure though) I started a compost pile but that will take a few months.
Here I am in the field of weeds that was destined to be the garden.
And here it is now. One thing I did read that i found helpful was that you should at all costs not walk on your garden beds and keep others from doing so as well to prevent the soil from getting compacted. Paths and smaller beds make that a reality.
Another view. I wish I had the "after, after" shot where everything is green and growing. In a few weeks hopefully!