Every year I enlarge my vegetable garden a little by double-digging out @ 3 x 2 feet more. It is grueling work, and I end up with buckets of rocks (thank goodness I can bring these to our town’s yard “dump” – there’s an area for Rocks & Blocks.) Anyway, I also cart out all the dirt from the hole and put it in various places that could use some dirt around the yard before I do my spring mulching over it. I am always SO relieved when this digging/carting is all done. Then I can get excited about filling the hole with compost from my leaf/grass compost pile and a few bags of lobster/peat compost I buy at the local garden center – it’s great for vegetables. This is the fun part.
The home-grown compost was full of worms and really aerated. I mixed the 2 kinds together and filled in the hole, which took a lot more compost than I thought it would! Since I had bought only 2 of the lobster compost bags, I made several trips to my leaf compost pile.
I did all this digging/filling in April so I could plant my sugar snap & edible peas. They need to be staked but they also need some sun which we haven’t had in a week. Can anyone say RAIN?