Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"The proof is in the pudding"

Let's not fool ourselves.
It takes time to create an organic garden that produces amazing fruits, vegetables & herbs. I believe our children are worth that time.
Ms. Polly and I have worked ambitiously hard these past 9 months with the kids to develop good soil, and I do believe we are on our way to succeeding!

Take a good look at these soil samples...
The one on the far left (yes, the one that looks like little rocks) contains the soil we started with...needless to say, in the midst of a drought.
The middle sample was after we added tons of organic mulch, so it improved quite drastically immediately.
The one on the right you will notice is a bit darker in color and moister. As the soil improves, its ability to hold water also improves.

Recently, we have been reading up on adding minerals to our soil and the science (and beauty) of permaculture. If you are interested in reading more about this, check out these websites: