Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Blessings, Darlings!

Rain and thunder are happening as I type this.  Which is  typical for this spring.  Which means my garden is FAR FAR FAR from in.

The soil here, being clay, really is sticky and heavy when wet.  And rock hard when dry.  We're trying to turn it, then add compost, but it's been really slow going.  The guy who the landlord hired to mow the lawn is willing to till it, but his tiller needs welding so that hasn't happened yet, either.

So my seedlings wait, rather root bound and impatient.  And I never got the greens and turnips and such in.  I'll try for a fall crop of those. 

How does your garden grow?


  1. I know you know this but here goes anyway...my soil was so clay-ey that I didn't think I was going to be able to work it ever (thought about opening a pottery shop LOL). The local tree service companies here will drop up to a semi-load of mulch off for you if you just ask them to. Now, after tons of hard, back breaking labor, the top four inches of my garden are dark earth (under is still a bit clayish but time will fix that). Just a thought if you need something cheap to help amend the clay.

  2. Hi Carrie!

    Yes, if we ever get all the ground broken, then chips and manure amendments are on the agenda. The manure (well-aged horse, seedy as all heck but the garden loves it) is free from a friends ever-producing ponies.

  3. I'm having the same problems with clay soil and keeping up with the plantings. I have more seedlings in the house and in the cold frame than I have put out in the garden.