The Soil is Alive! Practicing our theme for the year, several feet of compost are added to each new bed and mixed with the existing native soil. In this case, we are using fresh leaves collected by the local municipality, which will be mixed until it turns a rich black color. These beds are the start of the newest section of garden around our new house site.
These new berms just installed by Sauls Road are composed of older compost, also mixed 50/50 with our native soil. Planting began this week, so be sure and notice how fast these grow in well-prepared soil, when you visit us on future Open Nursery and Garden days.