Fertile earth

This is the future site of my garden, as it was earlier this week:

My husband has since mowed the patch and I raked the chaff. It’s a pretty big area!

Today we’re erecting the fence for my garden (we want to eat the fruits of my labor, not watch the deer enjoy it). Shawn rototilled the space a few times. Excitement! Will post pictures once we get the work done. I’m planning to plant a multitude of things, but since our last frost date is, oh, June 1, I’ll hold off on all the greens, herbs, and such for a few weeks, and focus on getting the cold-hardy plants like potatoes, onions, and garlic in the ground. And aronia bushes. I’m an aronia convert after having aronia jam from a farm in Bozeman. Yum. Hopefully this big garden we’re planting helps me stave off Barnheart for the next few years.

Completed some soil tests and while my pH test is hunky dory at 7:

… looks like I’m going to need to add some nitrogen and phosphorus.

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