I was given permission to expand my plot about 15 feet to the east. This area is overgrown now with 10 foot weeds and a couple small buck thorn trees. There are also several good sized stumps and rocks to deal with. I’m looking forward to a couple hours of working on this today, before the rains of Hurricane Hanna come through over the weekend.
I’ll work at this project step-by-step, and hopefully get to Step 2 today.
Step 1: Pull up all the weeds, remove rocks. I’d like to remove the tall weeds an extra 5 feet, too, and have a mowed grassy path around my garden. The way the weeds are now shades my garden too much. I’ll figure out the stumps later.
Step 2: Mark out the edge where my fence will go.
Step 3: Add as much compost as I can find, hopefully 2-3 inches. Add lime. Turn this under. I’ll collect a soil sample later.
Step 4: Seed the garden area with a cover crop. I think I’ll use clover, maybe mix in some rye grass. Seed the path area with grass seed.