Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring 2011 - Fresh, Free Compost Added to Garden

Composting the Garden 

Today my in-laws and I went to the Porter Transfer Station to load up on some free compost. This stuff goes fast, so we got there pretty early. It's provided by the county and it's pretty much decomposed yard debris that is picked up in the yard trash or dropped off by landscapers. It's bring your own shovel and no machinery allowed, so it's a lot of work if you load up a truck load. (Good thing it was the 3 of us all shoveling) Today was not a good day to do yard work.... It was in the high 80's and I just finished, and I'm very tired!

New Garden Before Compost - Very Sandy

After adding compost.....

After adding 2 large bags of organic peat moss

I will be adding in the very near future:
  • Create a roof with shade cloth (poles on the corners to hang it from)
  • Irrigation from Rain-water barrel and hose backup
  • Animal Barricade (cats, misc)... I'm thinking about about a gate and/or screen.
  • Last but not least.... MY PLANTS