Timo's Oven...Because I can!

19 May, 2009

Dang Garden

General — Posted by timo @ 16:35

That dang garden. After taking the top layer of old garden soil out (The layer containing all the weeds, weed seeds, and sucky clay) and leveling it I went and picked up a yard of topsoil from Lester's Material Service. They have the largest paved brick area I have ever seen in my life. Think parking lot times two.

The dude on the payloader dropped the topsoil a bit rough on my neighbor's trailer. It popped one side out a bit and so when I hit a bump, a bit of soil would scramble in front of the car behind me. I could feel Jackass vibes directed at me from many angles. I have to take a picture of that trailer as it's getting a bit more work out of it lately and looks like poo.

I borrowed my next door neighbor' Mantis 2 stroke tiller to work the garden mix together.

So, the one I borrowed is 18 years old and needs a lot of work. The kill switch broke the first time I touched it. The gas filter was clogged. The dang spark plug wasn't even tight, and to pull on the thing to start meant curling your back in some strange way that was torture. Be sure to buy yours today. Laughing

All told, the garden now has cow manure, topsoil, peat moss, sand, perlite, chicken manure, and wood ash in it now. The stuff is like potting soil.

Now, after tilling hte soil over and over and lining the bottom with layers of newspaper it's done. I layed some older 2x8x8 boards down the middle on blocks so I don't have to step on the soil, too. In a perfect world the garden would only be 4' wide, but that's the way it goes.

Now here's a video that pretty much explains what I have ahead of me this summer. I am on step...#1. Dang.



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