Jardin de Eden Update

So, I had been building a hot bed (small one) in the back yard starting in May.

I tilled up the space and then put down a couple 13 gallon bags of “Maggie waste” which consisted of rabbit poop, hay, and newspaper. That aged for about 2 months, and then I topped it with a thin layer of compost from my bin, and a couple bags of gardening soil.

Before
After

The quality of the soil went from dry, dense clay to loose rich loam! Huzzah!

So I transplanted my cherry tomato plants into the bed this week. They’re doing very well, as was expected having seen the soil quality.

Heirloom cherry tomatoes
And other than those little guys, I have a few random things in pots: peppermint, chocolate mint, spearmint, lemon balm, elderberry, and Egyptian walking onions.

Chocolate mint
Egyptian walking onions

That’s about all I have going at our rental. The shared garden at my friend’s house is exquisite and I learned much about my gut gardening senses being generally correct. 😉

I’ll share that with you all later.

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