I googled gardening quotes to cleverify the post and this is what I came up with:
“Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.” – Lou Erickson
I will agree. I am not quite sure who Lou is, but for such a simply veritable statement, he must have gotten down and dirty with the dirt somewhere in his life, as did we in recent days.
Like many of the new things we are attempting on the farm, I can not fire from the hip a scholarly explanation of the beneficent effects of tilling soil (I usually gain new knowledge from friendly comments on things we blog about). In fact, from what I have read on-line, some people don’t till at all. But, gardening tradition seems to say, “Till it!”, and my response is “How deep?”
One spade’s depth is the conclusion we came to. Check it out.
It took about 30 man/woman hours to complete. The seeds are in the mail, and will soon be in the soil. Excitement is rising for what is hoped to be a fruitful and vegetableful experience.