Finally a beautiful day to be outside! Being an Urban Farmer one of my goals is to not have to buy and vegetables from the store for the year. Last year the drought made gardening difficult but I'm hopeful for this season.
This is the 5th year I have gardened this plot. Prior to that is was grass. Lots of clay so we built up the soil by adding tons of leaves in the fall and compostable kitchen scraps like vegetable leftovers and eggshells. We've always had the garden tilled but this year I decided to spade it all instead. I got half of the garden spaded today. Sore muscles but it's a good tired!
This is what I'm starting with. You can see all the leaves. This is the potato section so it's very hilly from digging potatoes last year. The picture below shows the same area as above after I spaded it. Not bad!
I grew up and currently live in Iowa. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.