Today is finally dirt day.  I have been planning for months to go get a load of dirt from Rare Earth (a wonderful place in town that makes a whole line of different kinds of compost and soils), but every time I’d get set to go, it would rain. No point in getting a load of mud. Around here, the native soil is pretty much just red clay and rocks. I haven’t been studious or diligent on making a good working compost pile, so I have to import good dirt to grow my garden in.  Last year I brought in a yard (enough to fill up the back of my pickup) just to fill one new herb bed I built in the front of the house.

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I fudged it in the veggie garden with several sacks of compost and chicken manure, but this year I want all new soil in the raised beds and containers, because I want my garden to really feed me and not just be a hobby garden.  That means high production for limited space.  That means good dirt.

So today is dirt day. Here are a couple of before pictures. I hope to have some great afters later!

Here is the insanely overgrown garden plot. Can you even tell there are raised beds under there?

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Here it is after some weedeating (so much more to do!).

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