Preparing a Garden
Coming off the heels of attending the Organic Growers School conference this past weekend (see previous post) Eliza, Dan, our friend Ryan, and I began construction of our shared garden in the back of Ryan’s yard. I am terribly excited about this project. We have been planning it out for some months and now the initial layout is complete and ready to have compost lain down and have plants planted in it. The work on this garden was done on Tuesday and yesterday and I can really only claim a small fraction of the effort because of my day job (kudos to Eliza and Ryan who worked out in the rain yesterday to finish the bed construction). This is a big garden, 40′ by 40′, and it will have a ton of vegetable plants in it (the produce of which will be split between about three households). Eliza was smart and brought her camera along for the two days of work and took some photographs of the effort.
So now our garden is laid-out and ready for compost and plants. It has been raining pretty good since about noon yesterday so we are currently not doing any more work. But soon we will go pick up compost and get the garden ready to put plants in it. April 15th is the date for most planting in SC (not supposed to frost past then) and it is coming up faster than you can believe. We are all really excited to be working on this project and also about the prospect of delicious organic vegetables in the not-too-distant future.