-Dig up the garden beds by hand with a shovel. Did this about every two weeks.
-Add some farm manure and mix all the soil.
-Dig up the garden beds again and add in organic compost.
Yes I could of used a tiller and it would of been done much quicker. But you have to have a tiller to do that which I do not. So elbow grease it was! After about an hour it was all mixed up and ready for my starts. Whahoo!
It was a nice warm night out so I set up their garden dinner table out. We keep a pink glass dinner set in the green house for such an occasion. Stir fry was for dinner so they ate that and had lemon water. Chickens were in the back yard so they wouldn't bother the girls. Any food in front of the chickens is fair game to them. Even the dogs raw chicken and rice. Yuck!
My oldest daughters best friend came over for the night. They too enjoyed dinner outside. My husband and I enjoyed a quiet dinner inside. Yeah for us! Plus no messy clean up. All left over food on the girls plates was fed to the chickens who enjoyed it very much.
I should be just about done with my garden now. I have a few things that need a little more time getting bigger so they will stay in the green house. This year the garden is all about the tomatoes. I want to be able to make my own tomato sauce and can it. Nothing beats a garden tomato sauce! Plus we grew way too many beans last year and my kids are sick of them. lol
So how is your garden? What are you growing a lot this year?