Here’s what separates me from the other Greenwich ladies who lunch…
My love and deep respect for manure.
I swear by it.
A rich black hot mess of nutrients.
Your plants will sink down into this stuff, spread their roots and shoot up, out, everywhere.
I should mention that this bagged manure is dried so it does not have the strong odor that the fresh stuff has. I just put a huge garbage bag down in the van when I cart it home from the garden store.
I recruited a member of my staff for some help…
Fortunately, he works cheap.
Graham crackers work the same on him as cash.
I then moved in behind him with my favorite garden tool – the do-it-yourself rototiller:
Now strong arm it girls – it’s good for your abs!
The result is loosened, mixed wonder-soil.
Look at all that good wormy dirt just waiting to be planted.
This bed will “rest” for 2 weeks until we’re past my area’s frost date – May 8th.
Then Tomatoes. Sunflowers. Lettuce. Sugar Snap Peas. Basil. Marigolds.
I can barely stand the wait.
And before we know it, the little patch will look like this:
And most importantly, we’ll be munching on these:
Ahh summer! I am looking so forward to you.
What do you have going on in your garden? Trying anything new this year? Planting yet?
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