Last season we turned over the top layer of soil to remove weeds and create the raised rows.
This season a layer of pathogen-free composted cow manure was applied to the rows and lightly worked in, leaving the surface undisturbed. The manure improves soil quality while acting as a slow-release fertilizer.
Young plants are growing in the greenhouse, awaiting for transplanting into the garden when the right conditions prevail.
Writer: Tom Myrick