Our veggie garden soil being spread on top of existing grade.
soil raked smooth over existing soil
I don’t think that we are going to have any more frost this year so I started getting my garden ready.
I spread 15 more yards of our vegetable garden soil over the top of the lawn last night to double the size of the garden from last year. Now it’s 35’ by 65’.
I figured that last year I saved thousands of dollars on food. I’m still eating out of my freezer from the products from last year‘s garden.
Some weeds started growing in last year’s area so I sprayed it thoroughly with round up twice to kill those weeds. For those who don’t know about round up there’s a lot of bad press about round up but it’s misguided information.
I am not going to pull weeds by hand- I’m going to spray them with round up. I know a lot about round up- it decomposes upon contact with soil, there is no residual, and it does not leach into groundwater so your vegetable plants will not absorb it.
Hand pulling for me is out of the question so roundup is my weed control solution. Others choose hand weeding. Grass clippings as mulch at the base of each plant is a great solution later in the year.
Our veggie soil is mixed at the nursery- half topsoil mixed with half rotted mulch. I mix it like this so the microbes in the soil have something to eat. The steam in this video is the byproduct of intense microbial environment in our soil as the microbes munch on the carbon in the soil. If there’s life in the soil, there is “LIFE” in your garden!
Veggie garden soil kept dry under this house. $45/yard, pH=7.0 (perfect for gardens). You can come pick it up or we can deliver it. Our truck can hold 10-12 yards.
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.