One of the issues of living where we do, is that the ground at our house is all clay. All of it! Not a spot of top soil to save my life. That does not bode well for a garden or a lawn sadly.
This past weekend, I headed over to Greenstreet Gardens, which is just down the road from us. They were having something called Veggiemania. I only went to hear the Saturday speakers because we had too much going on Sunday.
The first speaker was Anita Dafonte from Coast of Maine. I have to be honest with you, I felt so bad for her, and for the garden center. I was the only person who showed up. The benefit to that was getting one on one time with Anita, but I wasn't even prepared to ask her any questions. I figured her presentation would either cover stuff I needed to learn, or would spark questions for me to ask.
Having never had to improve soil, I had no idea what to do or where to start. As I'm chatting with Anita, Fred is at home trying to till a spot for me to be able to garden. We borrowed our neighbor's cultivator, and that thing barely made a dent in the ground. On top of that, we brought in a yard of top soil. While it was a lot, it will only be able to do the garden, and I won't be able to go too deep with it. All I can say is, it's a start.
I've had a perennial and vegetable garden for years, but I've never been knowledgable about soil. I'm not even an amateur at it. I dig a whole and plant something. That's about it. The only thing I've ever known is to not plant the same thing in the same spot year after year. Aside from that, I know nothing.
When it comes to my garden, I'm going to try out a few of the soil supplements on top of the top soil that we're adding in to the ground. That's what I'm going to be sharing about.