A dozen or so wheel-barrow loads of soil dug from behind our workshop went into the beds as well: I wanted to introduce a healthy population of worms and active soil bacteria to help things along.
To my satisfaction, by this spring, although the beds had reduced considerably, what remained was rich and well-composted - an invitingly fertile bed ready for planting. Yay!
And waited, and waited, and waited ...
One of these days the mercury will rise. The plants and I will bide our time till the sun decides to shine.
Here are some pics of the fledgling garden and assorted critters...
|Part of the extended family ...|
|... the HUNGRY family.|
|Karma inspects the tomato bed.|
|A swallow checks out some prime real-estate.|
I'd intended for the birdhouse to be whimsical
decoration only, but someone seems to have
|The furry garden gnome.|
|Chives, chocolate marjoram, peppermint, and|
a pretty shrub whose name I can't remember.
At least something is growing!