We’ve just about got our two garden plots in shape and have started some planting. Took a lot of tilling and it’s still not great. With the clay soil it is either too wet and mucky or it’s dry with hard clay balls. So going to need a lot of amendments, but we knew that. I’m making semi-permanent raised rows, which should help with drainage and give us a place to focus our compost, manure and other nutrients.
Here’s a few shots of what we’re starting from.
Slightly closer look at the rows.
We’ve got three raised beds with row cover going now.
It’s been really warm for the last week and plants are suddenly taking off. I had to mow the lawn already. The lettuce seems happy. This is lettuce I started indoors in February or March.
Here is a view of the front garden, which will mostly be perennial berries, asparagus, etc. We’re using it this year for a few other things, like peas, pumpkins and potatoes.
And one last shot of some peas that appear to be thriving despite the conditions.