I refer to this plot as my tiny in the ground clay patch.
It started as an experiment in 2008 when my darling boyfriend brought home corn and pumpkin seeds (after my main container garden was already planned out and in the beginning stages of planting). Thanks honey, but what am I gonna do with these? He convinced our landlord to let us dig up a little bit of the lawn, so we pulled up the sod, loosened the soil, added some compost, and planted away. The corn did great, but the pumpkins (and zucchini I later added) were very stunted. At the end of the season I threw some used container soil and horse manure on the bed, hoping it will help lighten it up and add some nutrients.
Plans for 2009;
This year, we’re going to double dig, add a bunch of compost and probably expand about a foot wider. I have big plans for this little clay patch! Broccoli, lettuce, beets, peas and onions in the spring, then zucchini, summer squash, a few watermelons, a few pumpkins, a few canteloupe and a lot of corn. I also want to experiment with some of my extra seedlings (providing I have extras): peppers, basil, swiss chard. Ah, the possibilities….
An outdoor organic garden located in Richmond, VT, United States, hdvt80's Backyard garden [archived] currently contains 0 plants.This is a Vegetable garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5. It has mainly Clay soil and receives Full Sun light.