I started my first garden in 1990. It was a good sized plot and produced lots of vegetables. My next garden experience was in 1993 at a different location. That plot was clay and I never got past the soil preparation. The clay stuck to tools, shoes, clothes, and just took all the fun out of the garden project. Then in 2010 I built a 20′ x 32′ raised bed on top of the clay and filled it with top soil. That was the beginning. The first year produced excellent results. The next few years never produced satisfactory results. Cold weather, standing water and poor drainage, and I think the soil was depleted of nutrients. Finally I was introduced to the Mittleider garden method and the garden now yields more vegetables than ever before.
Follow with me as I share what I learn and my experiences while building a healthy and productive garden in my back yard..