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In the beginning II

June 19, 2010

I added the middle bed and ended up with  four 32 sq ft (4’x8′ ) beds and one 16 sq ft (4’x4′) bed, then it was time to fill them.

Mixing using a large tarp is the best way to get it done; trying to turn and rake and mix it by hand is a losing proposition. Either way, it is a dirty job, as the self portrait of my feet on mixing day proves:

If you buy compost by the bag through the big box garden retailers you will spend real $ filling the beds; fortunately I had been preparing a large amount of compost in anticipation of the garden. Below is a shot of some of the composting bins brewing several years of fall leaves mixed with a truckload of dairy manure

With the beds filled and the grids marked with string, the garden was ready for planting by mid June.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mrs. Cohutt permalink
    June 19, 2010 10:41 pm

    I can’t believe you posted that gross picture of your feet.

  2. June 20, 2010 10:23 pm

    I really am a dark skinned man who waded in milk

  3. June 20, 2010 10:25 pm

    Damn those are some hobbit feet aren’t they? I never noticed this before.


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