The Barefoot Garden, Amending the Soil

The Barefoot Garden is the first Community Garden inspired by Re-Establishing Roots.

It is comprised of a Community of Friends.

Magic Touch & The Barefoot GardenCommunity Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, from neighbors sharing their crop, to a full fledged CSA, all the way to the Edible Forest, which provides food for all…

 

Starting with a blank slate

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

Putting it down on paper

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

Removing sodThe Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…Cut the sod with a shovel. I cut every 6″ loosening it along the way. After I had each plot done I then removed the sod.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…The sod along with the soil was piled up outside the garden.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

Plots are done.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…As you see, we have clay, red clay on top of red shale.

Our delivery has arrived

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…Delphi Supply is our local hardware store.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…3 cubic yards of Mushroom Soil and 3 bales of Peat Moss.

Once you determine the square footage, you can use a Landscape Calculator to determine how much product you will need.

PH matters. The mix I have chosen should provide a neutral PH. I will be getting the soil tested to ensure the PH.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

We will be using Composting holes throughout the Garden to provide ongoing Nourishment..

 Magic Touch & Her Compost Holes provides the details.

Now it is time to get to work…

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…

For the 4X 4 plot, I added 10 gallons of mushroom soil and peat mixed, 2/3 to 1/3. Turned over 8″ of soil.

The Barefoot Garden, planning, plotting and execution. A Community Garden of Friends…Top dressed with mushroom soil and peat, 3/4 to 1/4.

And there you have it…

We are ready to plant…Onions first….

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8 thoughts on “The Barefoot Garden, Amending the Soil

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    • Thank you for visiting Nancy. I am looking forward to see how it does as well. LOL…My very first. So far I planted the Asparagus crowns. Won’t see a Harvest ’til 2017…but they are in…Will be doing work out there today and tmr…can’t wait..

  2. This is very impressive and is an awesome concept. It will be fun to watch through to harvest. What will you be planting? Professional looking. Nice job-oh except for the footwear. 🙂

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