We made progress on the new Three Sisters Garden this weekend!
I discovered the Parts Department at work has large pieces of cardboard they discard so was fortunate to collect some this week. Then I checked into buying bulk garden soil and got two front loader scoops for $52.00. I would estimate that’s equivalent to 15-20 bags of soil which would have been $135.00 – $180.00.
I know my original plan last winter was to tarp it, grow a cover crop on it, and then till it. I was under-whelmed with how effective tarping the area was. The tiller was no longer available and the chickens were not going to till it fast enough for me. So, I went to Plan B. Or was it C? Or D? I guess this is another example that you have to stay flexible and adapt as needed.
The cardboard filled about half to two-thirds of the area so I will bring more home. I think I’ll need another scoop of soil, too. So, this project will continue next week. But it is well on the way!