I’m so grateful for my husband, Brian, and our friend Greg who used pick ax, shovel and rototiller to prepare my garden for this year’s vegetable bonanza. Remember what it looked like before?
The chickens and geese getting in on the act . . .
And after their hard work today . . .
After several hours of hard work the garden is ready for me to go in and clean out any remaining weeds and turf. Once that’s done we’ll dig in alpaca manure – because we have a lot of it! Alpaca manure is considered a rich soil conditioner that improves soil quality and its ability to retain water. It is also good for plants, providing a fair amount of nitrogen and potassium and about average levels of phosphorus. And it doesn’t have to be composted – it’s ready to use right away.
In my part of the country (Zones 4-5) I won’t be planting until the middle of May. I found a nifty Vegetable Planting Calendar at the Urban Farmer which will be very helpful, and I have all my seed packets full of seeds ready to be planted. I love it when a plan comes together – working towards the dream . . .
Until next time . . .