The very first thing we did was prep the middle bed for carrots. I had gathered a 5-gallon bucket of small, half-crushed leaves for this very thing. Carrots don't like a lot of nitrogen and they appreciate organic matter to keep soil loose so we dug the leaves in with compost. The leaves will tie up some of the nitrogen as it's breaking down. Meanwhile, the carrots like the aeration and good drainage.
Today we cleaned the rest of the beds, spread compost and Cord turned half of it in and raked it. Tomorrow is another day. It was so fun to clean up the old and prep for the new. We left this greenhouse fallow for a few months as our lives dictated. We didn't like it and were anxious to get it going again.
So here we are - and the beds are throbbing with life - ready to deliver.
I loved our time together and soon it will all be planted.
We will be direct seeding tomatoes at the foot of the barrels, and planting mixed greens up against the glass. Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage are favorite winter eats.
I'll keep you posted - it doesn't take long to have something to eat once you've planted.