The beginings of La Dolce Vita – a Harvest Garden…

We finally got hold of our community Garden Plot, and luckily Doreen was able to get out there first and do some of the weeding – the two front subplots have been weeded in the photo. As you can see weeds do take over quick, as do stray older vegetable plants! The tall plants you see towards the back in one of the smaller sub plots is a type of Kale, which we were lucky enough to get some of the still tender buds and leaves to try one meal of it.

The soil had a lot of heavy clay in it, 4″ below the top soil, as well as clumps hard and thick as rubber within the top soil. Must have gotten some top soil from some developement site in the past, instead of nice fertile well draining soil. We’ve got our work cut out for us! Weed, semi-cultivate the soil, add top soil and compost, then deep cultivate…

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