I built a raised bed and trans planted strawberries. I have a bag garden and am in the middle of renewing the mulch. When I am finished I'll post a photo. The bag method work great for rocky soil and almost no weeds. Pass two years with a bumper crop!
Tilled up my yard to start a new garden yesterday. Wasn't bad tilling the yard. It became difficult after I added a heaping truckload of leaf compost, and half a load of rabbit manure. Then went to till all that together. Too wet and kept plugging. But with a little bullwork of pushing like heck, stopping backing up, pulling crap out underneath, its all mixed.
Sure looks great, and now it can rest until I plant.
Be a little while before I could till it's too wet. Looking forward to it though! I ordered Ancho seed, Caballero seed, beet seed, and bean seed the other day and I'm still waiting on them to arrive. When do you guys start planting your seeds for transplants?
I covered my garden with 2 inches of sand last fall because I wanted the soil to loosen up. Turned a shovel full over on Sunday, still far too wet. Hit a frozen patch down 5 inches as well. I normally can't till it until about the last week of March anyway. This year I'll plow it first, to help work the sand in.
I got mine turned over on the 10th out in front of the big rain. I turn mine with a shovel for the exercise and its a decent sized garden. Takes about Three hours. It was a real pain because of all the yard waste I had on top. It was too deep this year. Because of that I am very happy I got it over so the worms have a chance to do their thing which doesn't take long to be honest. I'll be putting onions, garlic, and brocolli in in the next two weeks.
Just got the snow peas in tonight. Got home from work around 5:30, quickly tilled everything up, and planted before dark. I didn't want to wait to dry again after the snow coming tomorrow. Wanted to get the pod peas and broccoli in but ran out of time. At least I'm started.