This is a attempt to find my green thumb. I've always been fascinated with the idea of growing my own food, so i thought i would give it a shot.
Friday, March 27, 2009
This right here is what i have to work with, she's a good 15 ft by 4 ft . Like i had mentioned before, i really wasn't too sure what i was getting myself into, until i first dug into the soil with my Grandfather's shovel. A few boxes of rocks later, and a couple of days later of digging and filling. I decided i wanted to do a raised bed, as i was digging, i sure enough came across a ton of clay, and i figured a raised bed would most likely be better for the roots of my vegetables. So after a couple of trips to Farmer's Market Garden Center (local Nursery/ Garden supply store). I bought some Top Soil, Peat Moss, Composted Manure, and Compost to help build my soil. Now i know, why buy compost when you can make it yourself?...
Well i have some in the works...but its still a ways away from being done. I'm hoping i won't have to buy anymore of the above after this year.
The soil looks and feels healthy, its rich and dark, yet light.