Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Michigan soil is very sandy.  The water table is high, but any water I put on the garden runs through it because of the sand.

I had some landscaping done around the house, and I took all the old dirt, full of weed seeds, to the vegetable garden.  Because the landscaping had been repeatedly mulched, my reasoning is that the mulch has broken down over the years and will provide beneficial organic material to the sandy garden soil.

I am anxious to start my seeds. It has been a cold, wet spring and I think it is high time to get the seeds either in the ground (radishes and peas) or in the seed-starting trays (tomatoes and peppers). 

Due to medical condition, I am restricted from many of my favorite vegetables.  No more rhubarb, swiss chard, spinach, kale, strawberries, raspberries or blueberries for me.   I am debating whether to put them in my garden anyway.

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