Well, I called my husband last week to tell him that my boss gave me a load of crap on Friday, and yes I was going to take it from him. Literally, he gave us a load of crap. I work for a tree care service/landscape service and I was telling him about my garden and how full of clay our soil is, to which he replied, “Well, tell Travis to come over with the pick up truck, we’ve got that pile of compost, have him fill it up. That will help out your soil immensely.” So of course when your boss offers you a free load of crap…you take it from him.
I always laugh too, because the landscape crews call it “amendment: “Don’t forget to add some amendment to the soil at the Jackson site.” It cracks me up that old cow poop can be suddenly transformed into something so refined with a simple name change…a rose by any other name…
So here it is Dad! My garden. Aren’t you proud? I have to say despite the clay soil, it’s the nicest garden I’ve ever had. Plus I can eat all the peas I want without hearing you yell, “Hey, get outta there!”
The best part about this garden is how little space it takes up. I apply the Square Foot gardening method and check it out, not counting the 3 watermelon plants which are left to sprawl on the yard as they will, I have 6 4′ X 4′ squares and this is everything that I am growing: cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet corn, green beans, peas, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, beets, radishes, spinach, and green peppers. Not bad huh.